Aimee Mann wrote this song about a friend who got engaged and moved across the country to be with that person. Aimee's friend was stood up by her fiancée and left abandoned in a hotel room. Mann told Billboard magazine:
"They just disappeared on her. It's certainly supposed to be a little bit wry and ironic and not entirely 'Boo hoo for me.' I picture the narrator shaking their head and going, 'Wow. You really stuck it to me. Good for you.'"
"Cleveland Rocks" was written by an Englishman. Ian Hunter wrote the song after touring America in the late '70s and finding that Cleveland was by far the most receptive city to his brand of Glam Rock.