Then She Did…

Then She Did… is a Jane’s Addiction song written in 1987, shortly after the death of Xila Blue.  According to Stephen Perkins, the song was originally titled Then She Died.  It is a song about Perry Farrell’s mother’s suicide and the accidental overdose of his friend and former lover Xiola Blue.  In the final verse of the song, Perry is asking Xiola to visit his mother in heaven.

Lyrics

Now her paints are dry…
And I looked outside…
At the corner boys, yeah…
Ayh, oh, where did you go?
I don’t know.

I went to see your pictures…
I spread them across the floor…
So this is where they are shown…
Now they’re probably saying to you,
“If you keep it up you’ll be born”
But you won’t ever listen,
I’ll bet…

Burnt out grass
Scorched by the sun
The buildings remain
We will beat them all to dust,
I’ll bet…

Pulled from a headless shell
That blinked on and off, “Hotel”
Now the nameless dwell
They hold your key and turn your knob,
I’ll bet…

Will you say hello to my ma?
Will you pay a visit to her?
She was an artist, just as you were
I’d have introduced you to her
She would take me out on Sundays
We’d go laughing through the garbage
She repaired legs like a doctor
On the kitchen chairs we sat on
She was unhappy, just as you were
Unhappy, just as you were
Unhappy, just as you were
Unhappy, just as you were…

Known Performances by Jane's Addiction: (187)

  • 1987/10/17 - San Juan Capistrano, CA, Coach House
  • 1987/11/27 - Dallas, TX, Arcadia Theater
  • 1987/12/05 - Irvine, CA, Bren Events Center, University of California Irvine
  • 1990/06/29 - Mexico City, Mexico, La Ultima Carcajada de la Cumbancha
  • 1990/07/07 - Mt. Baldy, CA, Forest Preserve
  • 1990/08/21 - London, England, Brixton Academy
  • 1990/08/22 - London, England, Subterania
  • 1990/09/24 - London, England, Subterania
  • 1990/09/26 - Birmingham, England, Birmingham Institute
  • 1990/09/28 - Manchester, England, International II
  • 1990/10/02 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Riverside
  • 1990/10/05 - London, England, Astoria Theatre
  • 1990/10/09 - Paris, France, Elysée Montmartre
  • 1990/10/11 - Milan, Italy, City Square, The
  • 1990/10/15 - Bochum, Germany, Die Zeche
  • 1990/10/17 - Hamburg, Germany, Markthalle
  • 1990/10/31 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda Theatre
  • 1990/11/08 - Houston, TX, Unicorn, The
  • 1990/11/19 - Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theater
  • 1990/11/21 - New York City, NY, Ritz, The
  • 1990/11/27 - Cleveland, OH, Agora Theatre
  • 1990/11/28 - Detroit, MI, Latin Quarter
  • 1990/12/01 - Milwaukee, WI, Central Park Ballroom
  • 1990/12/10 - Vancouver, BC, PNE Forum
  • 1990/12/11 - Portland, OR, Chiles Center, University of Portland
  • 1990/12/14 - San José, CA, San José State University Event Center
  • 1990/12/15 - San Francisco, CA, Civic Auditorium
  • 1990/12/19 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium
  • 1990/12/20 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium
  • 1991/01/28 - Tempe, AZ, Arizona State University Activity Center
  • 1991/02/04 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre
  • 1991/02/10 - Austin, TX, City Coliseum
  • 1991/02/12 - Kansas City, KS, Memorial Hall
  • 1991/02/13 - St. Louis, MO, Kiel Auditorium
  • 1991/02/15 - New Orleans, LA, Municipal Auditorium
  • 1991/02/17 - Pensacola, FL, Bayfront Auditorium
  • 1991/02/18 - Orlando, FL, Orlando Sports Club
  • 1991/02/19 - St. Petersburg, FL, Bayfront Center
  • 1991/02/20 - Miami, FL, Bayfront Park Amphitheater
  • 1991/03/04 - London, England, Marquee Club
  • 1991/03/07 - Manchester, England, Manchester Academy
  • 1991/03/08 - Glasgow, Scotland, Barrowland Ballroom, The
  • 1991/03/10 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Mayfair Suite
  • 1991/03/12 - Nottingham, England, Rock City
  • 1991/03/14 - Birmingham, England, Hummingbird, The
  • 1991/03/15 - London, England, Brixton Academy
  • 1991/03/17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
  • 1991/03/19 - Gent, Belgium, Vooruit
  • 1991/03/20 - Düsseldorf, Germany, Tor III
  • 1991/03/28 - Correggio, Italy, Palasport
  • 1991/04/03 - Torino, Italy, Big Club, The
  • 1991/04/07 - Madrid, Spain, Sala Universal Sur
  • 1991/04/23 - Washington, DC, Smith Center, George Washington University
  • 1991/04/24 - New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
  • 1991/04/27 - Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Fieldhouse
  • 1991/04/28 - Portland, ME, Cumberland County Civic Center
  • 1991/05/03 - Springfield, MA, Springfield Civic Center
  • 1991/05/04 - Rochester, NY, Rochester Community War Memorial
  • 1991/05/08 - Huntington, WV, Huntington Civic Center
  • 1991/05/18 - Davenport, IA, Palmer Arena
  • 1991/05/27 - Salem, OR, Salem Armory Auditorium
  • 1991/07/18 - Tempe, AZ, Compton Terrace Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/23 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
  • 1991/07/26 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 1991/08/01 - St. Paul, MN, Harriet Island
  • 1991/08/03 - Tinley Park, IL, World Music Theater
  • 1991/08/04 - Clarkston, MI, Pine Knob Music Theatre
  • 1991/08/05 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
  • 1991/08/07 - Toronto, ON, Canadian National Exhibition, Exhibition Place
  • 1991/08/09 - Mansfield, MA, Great Woods
  • 1991/08/11 - Stanhope, NJ, Waterloo Village
  • 1991/08/14 - Stanhope, NJ, Waterloo Village
  • 1991/08/18 - Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre
  • 1991/09/26 - Honolulu, HI, Aloha Tower
  • 1997/10/18 - West Hollywood, CA, Roxy Theatre, The
  • 1997/10/23 - Los Angeles, CA, Grand Olympic Auditorium
  • 1997/10/30 - New York City, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 1997/10/31 - New York City, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 1997/11/03 - Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom
  • 1997/11/04 - Detroit, MI, Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum
  • 1997/11/07 - Waltham, MA, Gosman Center, Brandies University
  • 1997/11/10 - Philadelphia, PA, CoreStates Spectrum Theater
  • 1997/11/13 - Miami, FL, AT&T Bayfront Amphitheater
  • 1997/11/15 - Atlanta, GA, International Ballroom
  • 1997/11/17 - Houston, TX, Theater At Bayou Place
  • 1997/11/18 - Dallas, TX, Fair Park Coliseum
  • 1997/11/21 - Sacramento, CA, Memorial Auditorium
  • 1997/11/22 - San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Center
  • 1997/11/24 - Las Vegas, NV, Aladdin Theater
  • 1997/11/26 - Bel-Air, CA, Lucky Luciano's Mansion
  • 1997/11/28 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre
  • 1997/12/01 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre
  • 1997/12/02 - San Diego, CA, Sports Arena
  • 1997/12/04 - Phoenix, AZ, Mesa Amphitheater
  • 1997/12/05 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre
  • 1997/12/07 - Portland, OR, Rose Garden Theater
  • 1997/12/08 - Seattle, WA, Mercer Arena
  • 2001/04/26 - Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
  • 2003/01/26 - Sydney, Australia, Enmore Theater
  • 2003/01/30 - Melbourne, Australia, Metro
  • 2003/02/02 - Perth, Australia, Claremont
  • 2003/02/05 - Riverside, CA, Riverside Municipal Auditorium
  • 2003/02/07 - Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theater
  • 2003/02/08 - San Diego, CA, Spreckels Theater
  • 2003/09/27 - Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
  • 2003/10/09 - Hamburg, Germany, Grosse Freiheit 36
  • 2003/11/02 - Manchester, England, Carling Apollo
  • 2003/11/03 - Doncaster, England, Dome, The
  • 2003/11/12 - London, England, Hammersmith Carling Apollo
  • 2003/12/05 - St. Louis, MO, Savvis Center
  • 2003/12/16 - Atlanta, GA, Fabulous Fox Theatre
  • 2003/12/19 - Grand Prairie, TX, Nextstage
  • 2008/11/20 - Los Angeles, CA, El Cid
  • 2009/05/08 - West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/09 - Tampa, FL, Ford Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/10 - Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/12 - Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center
  • 2009/05/14 - Albuquerque, NM, Journal Pavilion
  • 2009/05/15 - Phoenix, AZ, Cricket Wireless Pavilion
  • 2009/05/16 - Chula Vista, CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2009/05/18 - Las Vegas, NV, Pearl, The
  • 2009/05/20 - Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • 2009/05/21 - Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara County Bowl
  • 2009/05/22 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/24 - George, WA, Gorge Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/26 - Greenwood Village, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
  • 2009/05/27 - Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre
  • 2009/05/29 - Columbus, OH, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
  • 2009/05/30 - Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center
  • 2009/05/31 - Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • 2009/06/02 - Toronto, ON, Molson Amphitheatre
  • 2009/06/03 - Mansfield, MA, Comcast Center
  • 2009/06/05 - Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
  • 2009/06/06 - Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 2009/06/07 - Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
  • 2009/06/09 - Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • 2009/06/10 - Burgettstown, PA, Post-Gazette Pavilion
  • 2009/06/12 - Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
  • 2009/06/13 - Portsmouth, VA, nTelos Wireless Pavilion
  • 2009/06/14 - Wallingford, CT, Chevrolet Theatre
  • 2009/07/08 - Poznan, Poland, Malta International Theatre Festival
  • 2009/07/10 - Bilbao, Spain, BBK Live Festival
  • 2009/07/14 - Manchester, England, Manchester Evening News Arena
  • 2009/07/15 - London, England, O2 Arena
  • 2009/08/09 - Chicago, IL, Grant Park
  • 2009/10/31 - New Orleans, LA, City Park
  • 2009/11/07 - San Paulo, Brazil, Characa do Jockey
  • 2009/12/31 - Aspen, CO, Belly Up Aspen
  • 2010/02/20 - Brisbane, Australia, RNA Showgrounds
  • 2010/02/21 - Sydney, Australia, Eastern Creek Raceway
  • 2010/02/23 - Sydney, Australia, Enmore Theatre
  • 2010/02/24 - Melbourne, Australia, Palace Theatre
  • 2010/12/31 - Aspen, CO, Belly Up Aspen
  • 2011/03/31 - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Puerto Madero
  • 2011/04/03 - Santiago, Chile, Parque O'Higgins
  • 2011/04/05 - Lima, Peru, Explanada del Monumental
  • 2011/09/25 - Chicago, IL, Metro
  • 2011/10/04 - Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre
  • 2011/10/18 - New York City, NY, Irving Plaza
  • 2012/08/06 - Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
  • 2012/08/08 - Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre
  • 2013/08/17 - Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
  • 2013/08/18 - Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
  • 2013/09/17 - Cincinnati, OH, Horseshoe Casino
  • 2013/09/20 - Atlanta, GA, Piedmont Park
  • 2013/09/21 - Ft. Meyers, FL, JetBlue Park
  • 2015/10/24 - San Francisco, CA, The Warfield
  • 2015/11/06 - Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey Live
  • 2015/11/07 - Austin, TX, Auditorium Shores
  • 2016/05/13 - Atlanta, GA, Centennial Olympic Park & International Plaza
  • 2016/06/13 - London, England, Kentish Town Forum
  • 2016/06/15 - Milan, Italy, Fabrique
  • 2016/06/17 - Madrid, Spain, Caja Mágica
  • 2016/07/15 - Brooklyn, NY, Coney Island Amphitheater
  • 2016/07/16 - Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony Summerstage
  • 2016/07/17 - Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre
  • 2016/07/19 - Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
  • 2016/07/20 - Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore
  • 2016/07/22 - Sterling Heights, MI, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
  • 2016/07/23 - Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
  • 2016/07/25 - Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
  • 2016/07/27 - Chicago, IL, Metro Chicago
  • 2016/07/28 - Chicago, IL, Metro Chicago
  • 2016/07/30 - Chicago, IL, Grant Park
  • 2016/09/02 - Denver, CO, National Western Complex
  • 2016/09/21 - San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
  • 2016/09/23 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre