Near the end of the song, when Taylor sings, "Watch out, Kootch," he's calling out to Danny Kortchmar, his bandmate in the group The Flying Machine. Kortchmar, who joined Taylor's band for his next album, was never a fan of the nickname. "I didn't like the name Danny Kootch, which is what I was called on the first few albums," he said in his Songfacts interview
. "I thought that was a stupid name."