The song's sound echoes the early days of Dire Straits. "That was a deliberate thing, going back to a period because it seemed to suit the song," Knopfler said. "I took a sort of 'Sultans Of Swing
' approach to it for that reason, because it's something you'd associate with a time. So in your head, there's an appropriateness to the style. You just hope you can bring it off."