Dexys Midnight Runners released their third album in 1985 and broke up not long after. They reunited from time to time, and finally released a fourth LP, One Day I'm Going to Soar
, in 2012 (it wasn't issued in America until the following year).
In this song, lead singer Kevin Rowland
finds himself full of desire, but unable to tell the object of his affection how he feels. In his thoughts, he hears her tell him, "I'm mad about you," and he becomes determined to make her love him. "The song was written about somebody who I was in lust with," Rowland told us.