"Jane Says" uses only two chords for most of the song. The original recording from Jane's Addiction features bongos and is sung in a lower register than later versions. The version that appears on "Nothing's Shocking" makes extensive use of steel drums played by Stephen Perkins in place of the original's bongos.
"Tuesday evening my childhood friend, Patrick, passed away at the young age of 41. my early favorite memories with him are of him driving me to school while blasting bands like The Cure and Jane's Addiction. Can you play 'Jane Says' by Jane's Addiction? So i can take one last ride with my kind, funny, weird, smart friend that will be forever loved and missed..."
"I'm gonna kick tomorrow..." According to lead singer Perry Farrell, there was an actual Jane - with an actual heroin habit and an abusive boyfriend named Sergio - who lived with him and nearly a dozen others in a group house in Hollywood as the band was forming in the early '80s. : https://genius.com/Janes-addiction-jane-says-lyrics