Wicked Game

“This one I wrote really late at night and it was written in a short time, because 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 she said, “I want to come over and talk to you until you’re no longer able to stand up.” 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. She’s a wildcat. And here I am, I’m going to get killed, but I’m doing this.” 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. (Laughing) I was like, “Yes, you’re gorgeous, baby. But listen to this song!””Chris Isaak (78)