This song, which is just frontman and chief songwriter Johnny Borrell on piano, is about a house where he imagines his father dying. Borrell explained to Ireland's Sunday Tribune: "I spent a long time writing that song and I wanted to make it perfect. I was trying to write it in strict pentameter cross-rhyme and it very nearly is. I was working it on the page for a long, long, long time... So I played it to the guys and the one time I played it is the one time you hear it on the record."
Colin Jarmy from DoncasterI have just listened to this song for the first time. It is absolutely earth-shattering; so powerful. Now I want to know why Johnny Borrell wrote it. Is it just a brilliant exercise in imagination, or does it relate to something more private and personal?
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.