This song is about the sexual assault committed by a biker gang against Pretenders leader Chrissie Hynde
. While hanging out with a friend, she was asked to go to a "party" with some guys from a local biker gang. Her friend declined, but Hynde went along with the bikers.
She takes full accountability for the attack. In her book Reckless: My Life as a Pretender
, she wrote: "Now let me assure you that, technically speaking, however you want to look at it, this was all my doing and I take full responsibility. You can't f--k around with people, especially people who wear 'I heart rape' and 'On Your Knees' badges."