The Chevrolet El Camino, last made in 1987, is a classic American car perfect for cruising around looking for fun. In this song, Elizabeth Cook sings about a less-than-desirable guy driving a 1972 model. In an interview with Dan MacIntosh, she explained: "It was a very easy song to write. It was one of those, sort of, 30-minute moments, where it all came out in the order it is on the song. I was sitting in a park in East Nashville, and realized there were a lot of people out there sort of cruising around, checking each other out and stuff. It really surprised me that that was going on. It was a creepy scene, with a lot of funky cars and stuff and I just started with that first line ('I know this guy, he's all wrong for me') and it all came exactly like in a record."
And for the record, she has dated a guy with a mullet ("Right now my hands are in his mullet").