Marrott's lyrics are a paean to his model wife, Jenny Rylance, and were played at their wedding service in May 1968. Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley commented to Mojo
magazine: "Only Steve could write a beautiful love song about what it feels to have a fag after sex!"
A previous Small Faces single, "Tin Soldier
," had been written by Marriott in an attempt to woo Rylance.