Singer Scott Hutchison told The Pop Cop that the song is, "about looking back on things and trying to figure out why it [the relationship] didn't quite work out."
This song was featured on One Tree Hill, however the Scottish band admit they are not fans of the American TV show. Hutchison explained to Clash magazine January 2009 that: "It's one of the more forthright and personal songs on the record, and for it to be used in a teen drama… I wasn't against it at all because I thought, 'Fair enough, that's fine' but it was weird to have that running underneath a teenage crisis, whereas actually that was kind of a serious point in my life."
The album title is a quote from the band's song "Fast Blood" and is an euphemism for sex.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.