The first real hit for 90’s band the Gin Blossoms, this song was written by the bands original Guitarist Douglas Hopkins who suffered from chronic depression and alcohol abuse.
It was reported that Hopkins drinking got so bad that he was unable to stand during his recording sessions for their debut album. Faced with the prospect of firing Hopkins or being dropped by A&M, the band terminated Hopkins.
Hopkins depression got worse as the Gin Blossoms continued to climb the charts with songs he had written while fame had completely alluded him . In December of 1993 Hopkins took his own life.