A track from the second album by the Los Angeles group X, their vocalist/bass player John Doe
described it to Songfacts as a "total punk rock kind of song." According to Doe, it was mostly written by lead singer Exene Cervenka
. Said Doe: "She had that written from beginning to end with the melody and I just put some chords to it." Doe and Cervenka share the songwriting credits on all X songs, even though their contributions vary from song to song.