Steven Tyler wrote this with help from Richie Supa and Glen Ballard; it's a rare Aerosmith song with no Joe Perry writing credit.
Supa is a friend of the band was also co-wrote the Aerosmith hit "Amazing
"; Ballard also co-wrote the Nine Lives track "Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees)
." In a Songfacts interview with Ballard
, he explained that the band was sober during this time, so they got their "high" from coffee, drinking lots of espresso.