The parallels in the lyrics certainly suggest that Fratelli, along with other songwriters like Bob Dylan
and Al Stewart
, was influenced by Kerouac and his most famous novel. The book focuses on the hedonistic adventures of a group of friends and their sexual conquests. The song seemingly echoes the book's bisexual themes, particularly when the persona tells a girl that she "makes me want to gnaw on a bone and my jaw is in very much need of attention," which serves as innuendo for fellatio. Likewise the song makes reference to parties and subsequent disillusionment, other major themes of the novel.