Pop wrote this song with Stooges guitarist James Williamson, who layers acoustic and electric guitars on the track. "In those days I almost exclusively wrote songs on acoustic guitar," he said in a Songfacts interview
. "I'd sit up in my room with a little acoustic guitar, because I didn't make a lot of noise and disturb the neighbors. I also liked the tonal qualities of the acoustic - you can really hear the notes quite well.
So anyway, I was fooling around and just came up with those chord patterns - the beginning patterns of that song - and fleshed it out from there. It was a very convoluted process of actually stringing all that stuff together, but once it did come together, immediately it was like, a song. It was very quick from there on out."