On this song, Green is impatiently pleading with his girlfriend to get hitched. However this is no romantic declaration of love, and the singer appears to be ambivalent about the prospect. Instead he offers, "I found out I don't love nobody anyway," which hardly seems reassuring. Just a few month's after the song hit the charts, Green's already-married girlfriend Mary Woodson poured a pan of boiling grits over his head when he was bathing, before killing herself. Woodson allegedly became upset when Green refused to marry her.
Green only married once - to Shirley Kyles in 1977. After a tumultuous union that produced three daughters, the couple divorced in 1983. Kyles later alleged she suffered from domestic violence throughout the marriage.
The Soul Train dancers grooved to this song when Green performed it on the show in 1974.