"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..."