Smokey Robinson remembers writing this song at a ball game when he took his father to see the Indians play the Tigers. His father is an Indians fanatic, and Smokey was laughing at him because the Tigers were killing Cleveland. During the game, the sad song came to him. He gets a chuckle when people say, "You must have been very melancholy when you wrote that. I think that a song should be poetic." Smokey said: "I want to hear something that rhymes."
DeeTheWriter - Saint Petersburg, Russia Federation