Guitarist Mark Sheehan's songwriting for this album was inspired by the trauma of his mother's illness and death. He told The Sun newspaper August 1, 2008 that he "used to always say if she goes I'm gone." This sentence found its way into this song.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.