This is the opening track from American indie rock singer-songwriter Liz Phair's debut album, Exile in Guyville
. The record was a song-by-song reply to the Rolling Stones' 1972 album, Exile on Main St.
and this track corresponds to the first cut on Exile
, "Rocks Off
." Phair explained to Rolling Stone
: "In his lyrics he's coming back from a night out, he's doing the walk of shame. It's early morning, and he runs into someone who he's obviously had a relationship with. She's up in the morning because she's up in the morning like a normal person, and he's coming home, probably still drugged and delirious - this is what I glean from the lyrics - and she's giving him the uh huh, you're obviously sleeping with someone and it isn't me
look, and he's like, look man, I can't even get into it because I'm kind of tripping out, I only get the rocks off in the morning - that's how far gone he is. So I play the part of the woman he runs into on the street, and I'm going like, 'ah yeah, and I hated you, I bet you've fallen…' On other songs I would be in agreement instead of arguing with Mick, where I'd be like, yes, I too have seen a rock & roll hero who's sort of a bum and I think he's really tragic and beautiful - 'Glory.'"