"My Speeding Heart" is a Kevin Ayers single release taken from his 1983 album, Diamond Jack and the Queen of Pain. Ayers has stated in a 1993 BBC Radio interview that he was battling with heavy chemical addictions at the time, that are clearly indicated in the song titles. The poignant B-Side, ‘Champagne and Valium’ depicts his condition and personal regrets with typical blunt realism; “Oh, doctor, doctor, can you feel my pain? / Doctor said, "shit man, not you again!" / Just how many times do I have to explain: / There ain't no medicine / That'll take you back again / To where you were, before, boy”.