Cocker told the New Musical Express the background to this song: "For about ten minutes I thought I'd lost my son at St. Pancras Station. Of all the places to lose a kid an international train station is probably the worst you could pick. Immediately you imagine that they're being put on a train to some weird place on the continent. It was one of the most traumatic experiences of my life."
Ronnie Van Zant wrote the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic "Gimme Three Steps" after making the mistake of dancing with a girl whose boyfriend was in the bar and probably had a gun. He asked for a 3-step head start.