There we go, I'm doing this instead of working, ha ha ha. Work is so fucked up right now, I don't really see the point of working-poops. This song is based on a true story; the real person it happened to got stabbed in the back, though (don't worry, he lived). But, "knife in the side" sounds nicer than "knife in the back." It just sort of had a nice ring to it.
I wrote this song way back during my Dartmouth days (although I re-worked the bridge a little, last weekend when I recorded it). I had done 2 recordings of it (as well as the original jam session it came from) but was never happy with any of the recordings. In the first, the vocals sucked and some of the lyrics were pretentious. In the second, the bass line was pretentious. I think I like this one, though. I kind of wish I had the original jam session recording, but it may have ended up with my ex-boyfriend. We'd had some nice things to smoke that night.