This song is about an old friend of the Trouble Dolls.
$*^&#!! was a very nice person, but she could be super-critical, and this bugged us. Because we are better at writing songs than at handling friendship problems, we wrote a song about her judginess. And because we are also very nice and considerate people, we told her about the song before recording it.
$*^&#!! was hurt. OK, she was crushed. She said all the other Trouble Dolls girl-name songs were love songs, full of affection or longing; this one was exceptional in its tone of exasperation. She didn’t want to be special that way. Could we please change the name from $*^&#!! to another girl-name? And then she could like the song very much.
Because we are very nice and considerate people, we changed the name in the song from $*^&#!! to Nikki. And because it’s got two syllables, it actually sounds better. Thanks $*^&#!!