In this reggae-flavored number, frontwoman Sade Adu sings of a male figure who can be the father of a woman's child and a strong male role model, without necessary being a life mate. Adu was married to Spanish film director Carlos Pliego for six years in the 1990s and has said that she would not marry again. A subsequent affair with a Jamaican musician produced her daughter, Ila, in 1996, but ended unhappily. Adu has since been in a long-term relationship with former fireman and Royal Marine Ian Watts, of whom she said to The Sunday Times: "Ian is Ila's dad, really. He does all the things a dad would do, and she really looks up to him."
Sade's daughter Ila Adu is one of the credited vocalists on this song.
The music video, directed by Sophie Muller, follows Sade Adu through her daily domestic tasks. Muller also helmed the clip for the album's title track.