This song borrows a guitar vibe from Sam & Dave's classic "Soul Man
," but Sting insists he's "not interested in just copying records that were already brilliant." He wrote in the tour program for Mercury Falling
: "What's the point? You can't improve on Sam and Dave or Marvin Gaye. You can't better Otis Redding. But you can twist it a little, combine it with other elements and pervert it a bit to make it your own."