Here, Emily Haines contemplates the frustrations and inhibitions of social performance and how our insecurities prevent us being ourselves when it comes to looking for love.
We reach for the things we idolize But the rings are just for show Her beauty is a form of charity Dressed to suppress all kinds of sorrow
The song title plays on the phrase, "Dressed to Impress."
Haines explained the song's meaning: "Lyrically, the song explores the maze of conflicts we encounter in our attempts at finding and holding onto love; the absurd mating rituals we routinely perform, and the vast divide between the desires our appearances can imply and the way we actually feel inside."
Stephens Stills played timbales on the Bee Gees hit, "You Should Be Dancing." He was in the next door studio laying down a Crosby, Stills and Nash album and could hear Saturday Night Fever being recorded. Stills recognized its potential to be a monster hit and he wanted to contribute.