The band was heavy into drugs and rather dysfunctional when they recorded the Draw The Line
album with producer Jack Douglas, who managed to pull the thing together. A byproduct of this dysfunction was more input from guitarist Brad Whitford, bass player Tom Hamilton, and drummer Joey Kramer, since Steven Tyler and Joe Perry
were less of a presence.
Whitford, Hamilton and Kramer wrote the music for this track with Douglas, and Tyler added the lyrics later on - it's one of the few Aerosmith songs written while Joe Perry was in the band with no input from the guitarist. In our interview with Brad Whitford
, he explained: "It probably would have ended up sounding different if they [Tyler and Perry] were there, but we were able to stretch out a little bit and hit a chord with that tune. We had the basis of it, and when Steven heard it, it really appealed to him and he came up with those great lyrics. It was just one of those things."