This is a track from Paul Simon's son, Harper Simon's, self-titled solo debut set. He recorded the album after years as a job for hire singer or guitarist, including a stint with indie band Menlo Park.
Simon's father wrote the lyrics to this song, which Harper refers to as a "mock-autobiographical" country tune. Simon told Rolling Stone: "He enjoyed the challenge of taking on a very traditional country structure. He'd never done that before."
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.