This song is dedicated to OFF! frontman Keith Morris' friend and former roommate, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, who was a founding member of the influential blues-punk band, The Gun Club. In 1996, Pierce died from a brain haemorrhage, aged just 37. Keith Morris
revealed to us in our interview that this song's main riff actually came from Pierce: "Well, before he died, he and I were going to start a band. He was playing songs, and I recorded some of his musical ideas on one of those little microcassettes. He was pushing all the buttons and flipping the switch on his self-destruct mechanism, the built-in self-destruct mechanism. We tried to save his life, me and a friend, Mike Martt, who's in a band called Tex and the Horseheads and Thelonious Monsters. So we got him into the hospital and he was really upset because he wanted to go back to Japan. But getting back to the music, he was playing all of these songs, and he played the music, the main riff for his song, and he said, 'Keith, you're going to write lyrics about Deborah Harry.' Because he was the president of the Blondie fan club. And I was like, 'Well, no, Jeffrey. You're a big fan.' I like Blondie and I like a lot of their songs, but I'm not going to write lyrics about Deborah Harry. That's just not going to happen...And he passed away and I had the music. So we listened to the song that is the basic riff for 'Jeffrey Lee Pierce.' And I just figured I'm going to write a eulogy for one of my best friends."