Frehley wrote this after surviving a car crash in 1983 that almost killed him. The song deals with his drinking addiction and the invincible feeling many rock stars get when they become famous.
Suggestion credit: Cam - Cambridge, Canada
Ace Frehley wrote this with Chip Taylor. Among the other hits Chip Taylor has penned are "Wild Thing" and "Angel Of The Morning." Frehley explained to American Songwriter Magazine March/April 1988 how their collaboration worked: "Chip wrote most of the lyrics and I wrote most of the music because I've known Chip for years and he was aware of the incident that went down in the summer of '83 when I had the car accident and he thought it would be a great idea to write a song around it."
When asked in the same interview if he found it difficult to sing a tune in concert that deals with such a personal, traumatic experience, Frehley replied: "The message of the song is an anti-drug song, about drinking and driving. So I have no problem singing about it. I'm glad to sing about it because I'm trying to give a message with this song so I feel really good about performing it."