Taylor borrows the lines "Been a long time since I rock 'n' rolled" from Led Zeppelin's "Rock And Roll
" and "It's only rock 'n' roll but I like it" from The Rolling Stones' song of the same name
. Speaking to the Wall of Sound
podcast, the Stone Sour frontman stated about his decision to interpolate lyrics from a couple of rock's most iconic tracks:
"It just fit. When I was working on the lyrics, I had the music going. And just for some reason, every time that part would come around, those two lines would kind of come to me in that order. And I was just, like, 'Man, that's perfect. That just fits too well. We're gonna nick those and see if that works.'
And we sent it to The Rolling Stones camp and we sent it to the Led Zeppelin camp and they were both into it - like super into it, really ecstatic. So I have to thank both of those camps for being so supportive of rock and just allowing us to kind of dip our toes into their little side of the stream."