This song is an early cry for help from lead singer Phil Lynott. Scott Gorham mentions in the Lynott biography The Rocker
that while recording this album, Phil started to take heavier drugs and drink a lot more. He was clearly going through tough times, and died as a result of his drinking in 1986. Scott Gorham recalled to us in a 2013 interview
:: "We hadn't really hit the peak of our drug thing at this point. We weren't feeling the down drag, if you know what I mean. But I think Phil also realized the dangers of it; well, we all knew the dangers of the whole drug world. And I think he was being honest. 'I've got to give this up. I've got to give this s--t up or it's going to kill my ass.'"