Glenn Tilbrook, who is also a founding member of Squeeze and writes music for their songs, sang lead on this track. On many of the Squeeze songs from the '70s, Tilbrook and Difford would sing together, with Difford an octave lower. In 1981, Paul Carrack joined the band and sang on their hit "Tempted
." Carrack departed before the Sweets from a Stranger
album, and Tilbrook has handled lead vocals on most Squeeze songs since.