This was written by lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines, who joined the band in 1976. The two share lead vocals on the song, making it, along with the Gaines-sung "Ain't No Good Life" (also from Street Survivors
) the only Lynyrd Skynyrd releases (not counting demos) to feature a lead vocalist other than Van Zant during his lifetime. Both Gaines and Van Zant were killed when the band's plane crashed on October 20, 1977
, just three days after Street Survivors
was released. Gaines' sister Cassie, a backup singer for Skynyrd, was also killed in the crash.