This is a duet with Elvis Costello, who plays the part of a drunken degenerate felon, while Williams is his long-suffering mistress. Costello was also a last minute addition on the guitar for the Blessed album.
Williams revisited the bad boy from this song in her 2011 cut "Buttercup."
Even before its official release, Paste included this song at #5 in the Top 10 country/rock duets of all time. The Johnny Cash and Joe Strummer duet "Redemption Song" came out on top.
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.