Johnny Marr wrote this about the great women that have made the impression on him throughout his life. He explained to Under The Radar magazine: "Women seem to have a need and an understanding of what their sense of purpose is doing for them that guys don't. I'm being very presumptuous here, but what I've learned from a couple of women is the idea of: Does this relationship with a child, with a husband, with a lover, with a girlfriend, with what I'm doing, work for my sense of purpose? This is a concept that I don't know any guy has."
Marr's daughter and American singer-songwriter Meredith Sheldon both sing on the track (Sheldon opened for the former Smiths' guitarist on his 2014 tour). He said: "It was very important that I have two women in my life sing on that track. Girls have a song that hopefully guys will relate to too."
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.