Badu warns her suitor over and over, "You don't want to fall in love with me." The singer adds in a nod to a lyric by late rapper the Notorious B.I.G: "You don't want to fall in love with me/There's gonna be a lot of slow singing and flower bringing, if my burglar alarm starts ringing."
The song uses a sample from Eddie Kendrick's' 1978 R&B track "Intimate Friends," which was also used by Alicia Keys on her 2005 "Unbreakable" single.
John Lennon's lead guitar work on Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" proved to be his final creative act. It was upon their return home after completing laying down the track that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman.