Ryan Adams' preference is not to go too deeply into the meaning of his lyrics when being interviewed. Speaking to UK newspaper The Sun about his thirteenth album, Ashes & Fire, he said: "The tranquillity of this record could be undermined very easily by the perception of the lyrics."
However, he gave some clues to his thinking behind this song when he continued: "There is a duality in all of them and it's that natural duality that makes a song like 'Love You But I Don't Know What to Say,' 'Chains of Love' or my favourite song, 'Do I Wait' - there are lines in that song that could also speak to someone who felt caught up in the chains of love, confused by it."
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.