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“You have the image of the rose in the fisted glove... Think of the War of the Four Roses. There’s an icon in England – I think it’s on a shield – of a chainmail fist with a rose in it. That's the image I had.
“The song means something altogether different to other people than what it means to me. I think it's a striking reflection of the times. I was in my safe haven in my country house in Britain, when every night was bachelor’s night out. We were looking for somebody, and relationships were kind of fluid. You have to remember when it was written and how old I was. If you think about it, you’ll realize exactly what the fuck it is! [Laughs] See, I never really was 'that guy.' Gene Simmons I’m not, by any stretch of the imagination.
“The steel drum was one of those blinding moments of inspiration in the studio. It came out so much cooler than anybody could have imagined. I should have started out the song with it – it's really a hook. I had done the song in England and was recording overdubs in Miami, and I must have heard a Trinidadian thing there. It was in my head. I discovered that lick and thought it was way cool. There’s not enough of it, as far as I’m concerned.”