This song is about a rather delusional fellow who likens himself to a great bullfighter, when the reality is quite different. "That song's about a drunk, sad ego," Bell said in his Songfacts interview. "There's this character who's telling this story about how brave he is, but he's challenging his friends and the world, and not happy. He's lonely."
With a pedal steel guitar up front in the mix, this song has a throwback country sound typical of Bell's music. His forebears include Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Tubb and Roy Acuff.