The Helena Beat Songfacts says that bass player Cubbie Fink explained at the Lollapalooza festival that the song is about: "The facade in Hollywood that there's all these young, beautiful people partying in this drug culture and getting lost in it. They're searching for the fountain of youth."
Sometimes life it takes you by the hair, pulls you down
Before you know it, it's gone and you're dead again
I've been in places and I won't pretend
That I'd make it out just to fall on my head