For Mike + The Mechanics, there are certain songs that come together quickly once they have the title and chorus - "All I Need Is A Miracle
" is an example. Mike Rutherford told Songfacts
that this is another one. The meaning of the phrase, "'Don't know what came over me,' it conjures up an image in your mind, doesn't it, about a situation? And in a sense, it's the same sort of thing: You've said the whole song in that one line, 'Don't know what came over me.'"