Millie Jackson has written many songs about the complexities of love, and this one takes on a relationship with a significant age difference. She told Songfacts
: "One of the guys that drove the bus for me had a good voice, and I wanted to put him on my next album. But he was young. And I'm going, 'What in the world can I sing with this young guy?' I don't want to sound like a pervert. (laughing) So it was a matter of finding the right combination to make the song work. It couldn't be, 'I love you and you love me,' so it had to be something respectful."