Sting explained to The Sun the inspiration behind this hilarious song, which is a bonus track on the Super Deluxe version of The Last Ship album: "Billy Connolly sat down with me one day and talked about welders. He said, 'Yeah, they're all crazy because of the fumes and they all sing. If you put the helmet down, you have an echo chamber and they all think they're Elvis Presley.' So I wrote this song about a guy who thinks he's the king of rock 'n' roll. It's such a rich landscape of themes."
Originally a chart-topper for Steve Lawrence in 1962 chart-topper, "Go Away Little Girl," became the first song of the rock era to be taken to #1 by two different artists when Donny Osmond's cover version also reached the summit in 1971.