Papa's Roses Video:
"It's a reference to "Geek Love" - it's a novel by Katherine Dunn. The book was the inspiration for the song. It's an interesting book, it's about carnival folk. Freak shows and the people that are in them - it's a strange little book. Song content comes from a lot of different sources, you just look at something and it touches you, it triggers something you want to write about."
?Pat Benatar, from the Relentless Live Interview