This glance back over the shoulder at simple childhood joys like tree houses and go-karts is a track from the self-titled fifth full-length release from American singer/songwriter Pete Yorn.
The nostalgic song captures the excitement of a young boy being bought a new pair of sneakers. "We would go to this place called Sneaker Town in Montville, New Jersey," Yorn recalled to Spin magazine, "and [the cashier] would be always be like, 'You want them in the box or do you want to wear them home?' I'd be like, 'I'll wear them home!'"
Yorn first got the idea for the song when he was a student at Syracuse University, but it took until he was in his mid-thirties before he recorded it. "As you get into college, [you have] that longing for the freedom you had as a kid, even though you were totally unaware of it," he explained to Spin. "As you get older, a lot of people get more restrictive because they lose that sense of freedom. [The song's] about being conscious of that, and getting it back."
The Pixies' Frank Black produced this song, along with the rest of the album.
The chorus of "Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir" in "Lady Marmalade" is French for "Do you want to sleep with me tonight?" When Labelle performed it on television, they had to change it to "Voulez-vous danser avec moi ce soir" (Do you want to dance with me tonight?).