White described the song's lyrics to The Sun as "classic cheesy, kind of '50s almost Carole King-like." He added that he penned it that way on purpose. "Sometimes I get s--t for writing like that," he said, "but I love the way Carole King writes. It's so simplistic."
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.