And in punk tradition, Wilson's lyrics convey more of a feeling than a story, as she repeatedly directs someone to "nip it in the bud." The B-52s' vocalists would often improvise lyrics during jam sessions.
The lines "head 'em up, head 'em up, move 'em out, move 'em out, hooah," refers to the theme song of the 1960s television show Rawhide.
This is the final track on the Mesopotamia EP, which was produced by David Byrne of the Talking Heads. The B-52s had a hankering to work with him after touring with Talking Heads.