Nick Lowe embraces his sensitivity in this song. Lowe told The Huffington Post
that he was inspired by the Soul singer, Sam Cooke: "That was a song that came about as I was reading Peter Guralnick's excellent book about Sam Cooke, Dream Boogie: The Triumph Of Sam Cooke
, and I came up with this song. It sounded so much like a Sam Cooke song that I couldn't use it - it was like the Sam Cooke song that Sam Cooke didn't do. So, I left it for about a year, and then one day, I got it out of the box mentally, so to speak, and started fiddling around with it, and out that one came."