Buckley recorded this song in 1996 or early 1997 with Tom Verlaine of Television producing. It was intended for an album called My Sweetheart, The Drunk
, but Buckley died before it was finished (he drowned on May 29, 1997
). The song first appeared in 1998 on the posthumous album Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk
, which is comprised of material from these sessions and other outtakes.