Throwing Muses' self-titled 1986 debut was a startling listen. Kristin Hersh
's candid, psychotic lyrics and the mix of punk energy, folky melodicism, shifting tempos and tangled chord structures set them apart from their mid-1980s contemporaries.
This ballad, which closes the record, is not a happy ending. It finds Hersh's distressed voice crooning about her experience with self-mutilation accompanied by just her guitar.