Paul Weller explained: "It's the song I play to the kids to make them fall asleep! (laughs). I dip in and out of all sorts of music. I don't see genres - you just listen to different things at different times. This was inspired by my interest in (French Composers) Eric Satie, Debussy and an English composer called William Walton."
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.