Angel explained the song's meaning to Blues and Soul magazine: "I'm talking about how people embrace you differently after you start climbing up the ladder," he said. "You know, people who just weren't there for you in that kind of way before, now they see you progressing are suddenly around you like Leeches! So yeah, just like when you meet me in real-life what you see is what you get, I try to keep it just as real through my music."
Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.
"Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks was written by two Nashville songwriters after a meal in a local restaurant. One of them forgot his money, but said not to worry, "I have friends in low places. I know the cook."