The song was written by Cooper and Dick Wagner. The song reached #12 on the US charts in January 1977. On Alice's radio show November 23, 2009 Alice stated that this was his biggest selling single. However, he did not state what source or criterion he was referencing when making this statement. The song was written about his drinking problem, which would in one year send the performer into rehab. Cooper called the song "an alcoholic confession".