This song started with a riff Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry
came up with in the summer of 1973 while the band was living together in a house on Beacon Street in Boston. While Steven Tyler is capable of writing meaningful lyrics ("Dream On
), he's also prone to senseless but fun non-poetry that fits the music. That's the case here, as he matched the words to Joe Perry's riff, which drives the song. This might be the only song containing both the words "constipation" and "hurdy gurdy."