This is about Megan's father. He left when she was a small child, and returned when she was a older child. However, this turned out badly, and the police were called on one night when he became physically abusive towards her mother. Running out of the house, Megan screamed at one of the officers, "I'll pay you to shoot him!"
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."