Waits said in a 1999 interview with Mojo magazine that his favorite line in this song is, "There's always some killing you gotta do around the farm."
This song was written after Waits moved into the country for the first time in his recording career.
In the first verse, the phrase "Pin it on a drifter" refers to charging a homeless person with the crime, possibly to avoid investigating the murder further. Could hint at small-town police laziness or corruption.
There are several lines in the song that suggest the locals think of murder as somewhat natural, almost seasonal: "Road kill has its seasons/Just like anything," "Is that blood on the tree/Or is that Autumn's red blaze?"
The video for Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" pays homage to the classic 1995 film Clueless with the rapper playing Cher and featured singer Charli XCX portraying Tai. It was filmed at some of the same locations used in the movie.
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.