Don Henley and Glenn Frey penned this song for the One of These Nights album. Frey wrote the verses with a little help from Henley, whilst the drummer/lead vocalist did the bridge.
The song contains a lot of self-examination. Henley later commented on the liner notes for The Very Best Of The Eagles: "As exciting as the whole Eagles thing was at times, some of the luster was beginning to wear off. We were combining our personal and professional lives in song."
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.