This song was written by the American lo-fi singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, who originally recorded the song on his self-released 1983 album, Yip/Jump Music
. Ward previously covered Johnston's song, "To Go Home
" on his 2006 Post-War
album. He told UK newspaper The Sun
: "I've been covering his songs since high school. I am endlessly amazed at how few people know his early songs. Some of his songs are as good as anything John Lennon ever wrote. I will probably be covering his songs until the end."