Perry told Rolling Stone magazine that this lament about a guy who's too sober and serious referred to a boyfriend. She explained: "Some people think it's a dis when I sing, 'You're not a man, you're a mannequin,' but it's not. Writing 'Mannequin' actually fixed some things in the relationship. It was my way of saying, 'I love you so much. Wake. The. F--k. Up. I want you to be in my life. Oh, and please stop wearing my jeans.'"
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.