- John Linnell once said that this song was written about a dream he had as a child.
- The verse of the song is musically based on the classic American folk song "I've Been Working on the Railroad," specifically the "Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah" portion. The exact tune appears in the song before the last sung stanza, and Linnell actually sings this stanza during the melody in the song's original demo, heard on The Frank O'Toole Show in 1987.
- British author (and TMBG fan) Terry Pratchett said that this song was the scariest he's ever heard.
- This is author Neil Gaiman's favorite TMBG song.
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