''I remember that a girl had called me and said, “I want to come over and talk to you,” and “talk” was a euphemism. And I said, “Okay, you’re coming over.” And as soon as I hung up I thought, “Oh, my God. I know she’s gonna be trouble. She’s always been trouble.'' And I wrote “Wicked Game”: “world’s on fire and no one can save me but you.” It’s like you start thinking about it, and by the time she came over to the house, I had the song written. And I think she was probably upset because I was more excited by the song. I was like, “Yes, you’re gorgeous, baby. But listen to this song!'' - Chris Isaak
''It was just about what happens when you have a strong attraction to people that aren't necessarily good for you. I think it hit a nerve because I think a lot of us have a strong attraction to people that aren't necessarily good for us.'' - Chris Isaak
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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