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.
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,
Burnt out grass
Scorched by the sun
The buildings remain
We will beat them all to dust,
Pulled from a headless shell
That blinked on and off, “Hotel”
Now the nameless dwell
They hold your key and turn your knob,
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 House1987/11/27 - Dallas, TX, Arcadia Theater1987/12/05 - Irvine, CA, Bren Events Center, University of California Irvine1990/06/29 - Mexico City, Mexico, La Ultima Carcajada de la Cumbancha1990/07/07 - Mt. Baldy, CA, Forest Preserve1990/08/21 - London, England, Brixton Academy1990/08/22 - London, England, Subterania1990/09/24 - London, England, Subterania1990/09/26 - Birmingham, England, Birmingham Institute1990/09/28 - Manchester, England, International II1990/10/02 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Riverside1990/10/05 - London, England, Astoria Theatre1990/10/09 - Paris, France, Elysée Montmartre1990/10/11 - Milan, Italy, City Square, The1990/10/15 - Bochum, Germany, Die Zeche1990/10/17 - Hamburg, Germany, Markthalle1990/10/31 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda Theatre1990/11/08 - Houston, TX, Unicorn, The1990/11/19 - Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theater1990/11/21 - New York City, NY, Ritz, The1990/11/27 - Cleveland, OH, Agora Theatre1990/11/28 - Detroit, MI, Latin Quarter1990/12/01 - Milwaukee, WI, Central Park Ballroom1990/12/10 - Vancouver, BC, Pacific National Exhibition Forum1990/12/11 - Portland, OR, Chiles Center, University of Portland1990/12/14 - San José, CA, San José State University Event Center1990/12/15 - San Francisco, CA, Civic Auditorium1990/12/19 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium1990/12/20 - Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood Palladium1991/01/28 - Tempe, AZ, Arizona State University Activity Center1991/02/04 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre1991/02/10 - Austin, TX, City Coliseum1991/02/12 - Kansas City, KS, Memorial Hall1991/02/13 - St. Louis, MO, Kiel Auditorium1991/02/15 - New Orleans, LA, Municipal Auditorium1991/02/17 - Pensacola, FL, Bayfront Auditorium1991/02/18 - Orlando, FL, Orlando Sports Club1991/02/19 - St. Petersburg, FL, Bayfront Center1991/02/20 - Miami, FL, Bayfront Park Amphitheater1991/03/04 - London, England, Marquee Club1991/03/07 - Manchester, England, Manchester Academy1991/03/08 - Glasgow, Scotland, Barrowland Ballroom, The1991/03/10 - Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Mayfair Suite1991/03/12 - Nottingham, England, Rock City1991/03/14 - Birmingham, England, Hummingbird, The1991/03/15 - London, England, Brixton Academy1991/03/17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso1991/03/19 - Gent, Belgium, Vooruit1991/03/20 - Düsseldorf, Germany, Tor III1991/03/28 - Correggio, Italy, Palasport1991/04/03 - Torino, Italy, Big Club, The1991/04/07 - Madrid, Spain, Sala Universal Sur1991/04/23 - Washington, DC, Smith Center, George Washington University1991/04/24 - New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden1991/04/27 - Troy, NY, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Fieldhouse1991/04/28 - Portland, ME, Cumberland County Civic Center1991/05/03 - Springfield, MA, Springfield Civic Center1991/05/04 - Rochester, NY, Rochester Community War Memorial1991/05/08 - Huntington, WV, Huntington Civic Center1991/05/18 - Davenport, IA, Palmer Arena1991/05/27 - Salem, OR, Salem Armory Auditorium1991/07/18 - Tempe, AZ, Compton Terrace Amphitheatre1991/07/23 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre1991/07/26 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre1991/08/01 - St. Paul, MN, Harriet Island1991/08/03 - Tinley Park, IL, World Music Theater1991/08/04 - Clarkston, MI, Pine Knob Music Theatre1991/08/05 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center1991/08/07 - Toronto, ON, Canadian National Exhibition, Exhibition Place1991/08/09 - Mansfield, MA, Great Woods1991/08/11 - Stanhope, NJ, Waterloo Village1991/08/14 - Stanhope, NJ, Waterloo Village1991/08/18 - Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre1991/09/26 - Honolulu, HI, Aloha Tower1997/10/18 - West Hollywood, CA, Roxy Theatre, The1997/10/23 - Los Angeles, CA, Grand Olympic Auditorium1997/10/30 - New York City, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom1997/10/31 - New York City, NY, Hammerstein Ballroom1997/11/03 - Chicago, IL, Aragon Ballroom1997/11/04 - Detroit, MI, Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum1997/11/07 - Waltham, MA, Gosman Center, Brandies University1997/11/10 - Philadelphia, PA, CoreStates Spectrum Theater1997/11/13 - Miami, FL, AT&T Bayfront Amphitheater1997/11/15 - Atlanta, GA, International Ballroom1997/11/17 - Houston, TX, Theater At Bayou Place1997/11/18 - Dallas, TX, Fair Park Coliseum1997/11/21 - Sacramento, CA, Memorial Auditorium1997/11/22 - San Francisco, CA, Bill Graham Civic Center1997/11/24 - Las Vegas, NV, Aladdin Theater1997/11/26 - Bel-Air, CA, Lucky Luciano's Mansion1997/11/28 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre1997/12/01 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre1997/12/02 - San Diego, CA, Sports Arena1997/12/04 - Phoenix, AZ, Mesa Amphitheater1997/12/05 - Universal City, CA, Universal Amphitheatre1997/12/07 - Portland, OR, Rose Garden Theater1997/12/08 - Seattle, WA, Mercer Arena2001/04/26 - Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl2003/01/26 - Sydney, Australia, Enmore Theater2003/01/30 - Melbourne, Australia, Metro2003/02/02 - Perth, Australia, Claremont2003/02/05 - Riverside, CA, Riverside Municipal Auditorium2003/02/07 - Santa Barbara, CA, Arlington Theater2003/02/08 - San Diego, CA, Spreckels Theater2003/09/27 - Toronto, ON, Massey Hall2003/10/09 - Hamburg, Germany, Grosse Freiheit 362003/11/02 - Manchester, England, Carling Apollo2003/11/03 - Doncaster, England, Dome, The2003/11/12 - London, England, Hammersmith Carling Apollo2003/12/05 - St. Louis, MO, Savvis Center2003/12/16 - Atlanta, GA, Fabulous Fox Theatre2003/12/19 - Grand Prairie, TX, Nextstage2008/11/20 - Los Angeles, CA, El Cid2009/05/08 - West Palm Beach, FL, Cruzan Amphitheatre2009/05/09 - Tampa, FL, Ford Amphitheatre2009/05/10 - Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre2009/05/12 - Austin, TX, Frank Erwin Center2009/05/14 - Albuquerque, NM, Journal Pavilion2009/05/15 - Phoenix, AZ, Cricket Wireless Pavilion2009/05/16 - Chula Vista, CA, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater2009/05/18 - Las Vegas, NV, Pearl, The2009/05/20 - Irvine, CA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater2009/05/21 - Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara County Bowl2009/05/22 - Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre2009/05/24 - George, WA, Gorge Amphitheatre2009/05/26 - Greenwood Village, CO, Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre2009/05/27 - Kansas City, MO, Starlight Theatre2009/05/29 - Columbus, OH, Lifestyle Communities Pavilion2009/05/30 - Noblesville, IN, Verizon Wireless Music Center2009/05/31 - Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre2009/06/02 - Toronto, ON, Molson Amphitheatre2009/06/03 - Mansfield, MA, Comcast Center2009/06/05 - Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center2009/06/06 - Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center2009/06/07 - Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater2009/06/09 - Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion2009/06/10 - Burgettstown, PA, Post-Gazette Pavilion2009/06/12 - Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre2009/06/13 - Portsmouth, VA, nTelos Wireless Pavilion2009/06/14 - Wallingford, CT, Chevrolet Theatre2009/07/08 - Poznan, Poland, Malta International Theatre Festival2009/07/10 - Bilbao, Spain, BBK Live Festival2009/07/14 - Manchester, England, Manchester Evening News Arena2009/07/15 - London, England, O2 Arena2009/08/09 - Chicago, IL, Grant Park2009/10/31 - New Orleans, LA, City Park2009/11/07 - San Paulo, Brazil, Characa do Jockey2009/12/31 - Aspen, CO, Belly Up Aspen2010/02/20 - Brisbane, Australia, RNA Showgrounds2010/02/21 - Sydney, Australia, Eastern Creek Raceway2010/02/23 - Sydney, Australia, Enmore Theatre2010/02/24 - Melbourne, Australia, Palace Theatre2010/12/31 - Aspen, CO, Belly Up Aspen2011/03/31 - Buenos Aires, Argentina, Puerto Madero2011/04/03 - Santiago, Chile, Parque O'Higgins2011/04/05 - Lima, Peru, Explanada del Monumental2011/09/25 - Chicago, IL, Metro2011/10/04 - Los Angeles, CA, John Anson Ford Theatre2011/10/18 - New York City, NY, Irving Plaza2012/08/06 - Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica2012/08/08 - Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre2013/08/17 - Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center2013/08/18 - Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater2013/09/17 - Cincinnati, OH, Horseshoe Casino2013/09/20 - Atlanta, GA, Piedmont Park2013/09/21 - Ft. Meyers, FL, JetBlue Park2015/10/24 - San Francisco, CA, The Warfield2015/11/06 - Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey Live2015/11/07 - Austin, TX, Auditorium Shores2016/05/13 - Atlanta, GA, Centennial Olympic Park & International Plaza2016/06/13 - London, England, Kentish Town Forum2016/06/15 - Milan, Italy, Fabrique2016/06/17 - Madrid, Spain, Caja Mágica2016/07/15 - Brooklyn, NY, Coney Island Amphitheater2016/07/16 - Asbury Park, NJ, Stone Pony Summerstage2016/07/17 - Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theatre2016/07/19 - Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion2016/07/20 - Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore2016/07/22 - Sterling Heights, MI, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre2016/07/23 - Cleveland, OH, Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica2016/07/24 - Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre2016/07/27 - Chicago, IL, Metro Chicago2016/07/28 - Chicago, IL, Metro Chicago2016/07/30 - Chicago, IL, Grant Park2016/09/02 - Denver, CO, National Western Complex2016/09/21 - San Francisco, CA, The Masonic2016/09/23 - Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre