In this song, Williams expresses a vulnerability as he sings about succumbing to cigarettes, alcohol and laziness. Williams is one of the top singers in the UK, but he makes it clear in this song that he suffers from the same insecurities as many others.
After Williams released this song, his nemesis and former Take That bandmate Garry Barlow released a song called "Stronger," possibly in reference to this song.
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.