The Manics had originally planned on having Kylie Minogue sing on this track, but she turned them down. Traci Lords was available and willing (insert your own joke here). According to Lords, it was very frightening working with them, as they were all insane (James was drinking heavily, as was Nicky, and Richey Manic was in a heavy self abuse phase (cutting, anorexia, that sort of thing, not masturbating)).

It turns out well, as she has a great voice and the text of the song is quite a good match with her life.