This funky track finds Lenny Kravitz singing about urban blight. The lyrics were written by Kravitz's then-wife, Cosby Show actress Lisa Bonet. She also co-wrote the lyrics for another Let Love Rule song, "Rosemary" and was said to be the inspiration for most of the album.
When Kravitz was laying down the drum track for this song, he broke a drumstick which flew into his eye and injured his cornea. Kravitz didn't stop playing and was only rushed to the emergency room once he'd finished.
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.