The origins of this song lie in a twangy lick that rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford
had been playing since the mid 1990s. Though it had been recorded as demos before, it had never been developed into an actual song. "I just thought it was this great, driving rock lick, that it was so Aerosmith, but nobody ever heard it," Whitford told Rolling Stone
. "We would play it sometimes and jam on it quite a bit."
During Aerosmith's 2011 sessions for Music From Another Dimension!
, singer Steven Tyler heard Whitford playing it. "He said, 'What's that?' He grabbed it and started playing it on the piano and singing and he started writing," recalled the guitarist to Rolling Stone
. "I brought in the old lick and it was done. We had it."