This song finds Morrissey asking the question: Can you forgive someone? Speaking to Larry King in a 2015 interview, Morrissey told the TV host he is forgiving. "It's a great failing," he said. "You don't carry a grudge but you don't remain friends with people who have done something horrible to you."
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.