Stevens was just 22 when this song was released, but he had been a celebrity in the UK since his first songs were released at age 18, and he had been though the ringer with love. His most notable relationship was with the actress "Patti D'Arbanville," subject of "Lady D'Arbanville
" from his previous album, Mona Bone Jakon
. Stevens has never linked D'Arbanville to this song or commented on her hard headedness, but it seems she left him with a clear idea of what kind of woman would be best for him.