Jane's Addiction admit they prefer to not explain their songs and would rather let the listener figure out the meaning for themselves. But after several erroneous explanations of this song were released in the media, Perry Farrell came clean on the real inspiration for the track. "The song is really a love story, and a theory on creation," he explained. "A sexual explosion caused the creation of our galaxy, and all earthly life. We — in both his and hers image — continue this process." "Irresistible Force" was included on The Great Escape Artist, which was the band’s first album in eight years.