1991Released
3:08

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Interesting facts and trivia about Badfish. By Songfacts®.

On occasion, when playing this song live, lead singer Bradley Nowell would sing: "Lord knows I'm weak, won't somebody get me off of this tweek?" which implies that the song is about trying to kick addiction, with the "Big, blue whale" being the drug, thus: "I swim, but I wish I'd never learned." Nowell died of a heroin overdose in 1996.

A "Badfish" is a term used to describe a person who exposes someone else to heroin for the first time.

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Badfish.
BKey
MinorMode
4/4Time Signature
92BPM

Album

The album Badfish is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Badfish.
Gasoline Alley
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