Jillette Johnson does her own songwriting, and on this track she had a little fun with it. "I had just gotten my Hammond organ in my studio and I needed to justify having it," she said on the Songfacts Podcast
. "I had been listening to Diana Ross' Surrender
album, which gave me some inspiration. A producer friend of mine was also trying to get me to write a 'dumb song' and 'Graveyard Boyfriend' is the result of me playing around with all of these factors."