This was Twilley's first single. It was credited to The Dwight Twilley Band, which Twilley formed with Phil Seymour. This song got them off to a great start, but the band was signed to Shelter Records, which was in turmoil at the time, and as a result could not release their debut album until a year later, which killed the momentum generated by this song. Under different circumstances, Twilley could have been a major star, but his career followed a path closer to that of Leon Russell, who was also from Tulsa and ran Shelter Records. When we spoke with Twilley in 2010
, he told us: "I learned a lot from Leon. We were a Tulsa-based band when we were originally signed, and Leon lived here. And we ended up being signed to his label. A lot of people thought that Leon was the driving force behind it. But we didn't really meet Leon until after we'd had our hit single 'I'm On Fire.' And I guess the surprising thing was just what a kind man he was, and how generous he was. He invited us into his own home studio and had us recording in his 40-track studio. And for little kids who six months ago had only been in a 4-track studio, that was a big deal. He was very kind and super talented, and he really didn't say much. Just by following and by example we could see some of the things that he did that were just amazing. And I think he's a terrific talent. I'm really proud of the way that he has sustained, that he's out there still doing it."