This song is about a fiery femme fatale. We asked The Cult front man, Ian Astbury, just who the "Fire Woman" was: "That's more of a universal symbol. More of an archetype. It's about elemental primary symbols. That's definitely a universal symbol."
This was a #1 hit in New Zealand. It reached #2 on the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and #46 on the Hot 100. In the UK, it peaked at #15.
In Australia, this song plays during the closing credits for Formula One sporting broadcasts.
Sonic Temple peaked at #10 and remains The Cult's highest charting album in the US.