This song finds Tori Amos drawing parallels between gender relations and the treatment of Native Americans. "I've always been aware of my part Cherokee ancestry," she told Uncut magazine, "the idea that I'm both conquered and conqueror. 'Wild Way' explores how violent, manipulative men will fetish women as they use them, just as pilgrims fetished Indians while they were committing genocide. And society hasn't really confronted either."
Unrepentant Geraldines, Amos' 14th solo album, found the singer returning to the alt-rock/pop sphere after experimenting with classical music. Peaking at #7, it was her first release to reach the Top 10 on the albums chart since 2009's Abnormally Attracted To Sin.
The Naughty by Nature hit "O.P.P." doesn't have any curse words, but many oversensitive radio stations played a "clean" version with the word "kitten" edited out, surely the first time that word was censured.