i first learned of mononucleosis as a song after arthur posted an off-the-cuff cover back in february- it must have stuck around in my head for months waiting for an opportunity to strike. that opportunity came in july-august when i'd begun speaking with someone who was deeply into ween and introduced me to their music past the mollusk. at some point, i remembered that cover of arthur's and would replay it over and over as my favored version to any live or studio performance done by ween themselves. me and that person fell out over time, and mononucleosis was the fertilizer i sowed from the cadaver of our time together. its lyrical content resonated with how disappointed yet triumphant i felt through realizing we were done- they came into the pod and things went wrong... laying on the couch in atrophy, etc