"I'm walking away from my suicide," Nash Kato of Urge Overkill sings on "How Sweet The Light," a track from their 2022 album Oui
. The song recalls a very dark period when he nearly succumbed to desperation.
Urge Overkill got a big break in 1994 when their cover of Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon
" was used in the 1994 movie Pulp Fiction
. Unfortunately, they quickly lost their momentum and split up three years later. They regrouped in 2004, but Kato was in really bad shape.
"I was living in LA and I could not scare up any game," he said in a Songfacts interview. "The money dried up, and I've never harbored any suicidal tendencies, but it got to the point where I was like, 'I don't want to do this,' but it seemed like the most convenient way out of my dilemma.
I was thinking about things that are worth sticking around for in life, and I thought: pizza, beer, football - but none of them sang that well, so I thought, 'My girlfriend's tits!' That's worth sticking around for.
It's sort of a life-affirmation tune. But it's from the heart. I was surviving that and I got a song out of it."