Lyricist and bassist Isaiah Radkey told NME about the background to this bitter breakup song. "It's about a girl I know, who I used to see," he explained. "She at some point got this other boyfriend, and I was at this club, and she was f--king putting on a show, man. Basically just running around and making out with him and s--t - and making sure it was in front of me every time. She just knew how to f--king press every button."
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?).
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.