The Goo Goo Dolls haven"t explained the meaning of this energetic rock tune but it seems the narrator is simultaneously afraid of reconnecting with an ex (who has been cast aside by her latest lover) and of being alone. "I don"t think I"ll make it on my own," frontman John Rzeznik sings.

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This was featured on the soundtrack to the 1996 disaster flick Twister (in the film, it blares on the storm chasers" car radio). The band filmed a dizzying video for the movie, which featured them performing on a revolving stage. Goo bassist Robby Takac told Tulsa World: "We had to stop like every 15 minutes and take a break because everybody was getting vertigo. It was crazy."
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