In a Songfacts interview with George Clinton
, he said he was tripping on acid when he came up with the title phrase. "I didn't even know that I had said it to one of the guys that was working with us. He said, 'You said something really deep, and the people liked it.'
I don't know if it was the music or the act, but I would say things like that, and this guy, Ernie Harris, would write them down, and I'd put them in the next song."