Caleb Followill found it hard to get his singing right on this bombastic ballad. "That one was kind of a toughie," he admitted to Billboard magazine. "The vocal's really high, and at one point I remember saying, 'let's lower it, let's go down a key,' and we did that, and everyone was like, 'that yearning of the vocal is gone when you put it in a key that is easy.' It's one of those songs that feels like nighttime, it feels like tonight."
The song finds Caleb singing about lovers paying for their sins and Broadway lights. He told Billboard: "The first time I said 'when I see the lights on Broadway,' I thought, 'I know a lot of people won't know that I'm talking about Broadway in Nashville, which is a lot different from THE Broadway.' It's kind of like when you've just been good for long enough to where it's, 'alright, tonight, all the crew together, this is gonna get ugly.'"
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."