Despite the consistent strength of their music, the veteran Boston alternative rock band Buffalo Tom have never enjoyed commercial success. This is a track from Skins, their second album after a nine year hiatus between 1998 and 2007.
Singer-guitarist Bill Janovitz said to Spin magazine of this rocker: "It's a real Buffalo Tom kind of song, and could sit right next to a lot of what's on (1993's) Big Red Letter Day. But the lyrics have a more wizened perspective on things, and I think that's the biggest difference in our writing… I think that song has to do with people finding themselves in weird romantic complications at our age group."
The band's name is derived from the band Buffalo Springfield and the first name of the drummer Tom Maginnis.