Written by guitarist Noel Gallagher, it is one of two songs on Standing on the Shoulder of Giants that features him on lead vocals. In explaining why front man Liam Gallagher did not sing the song, Noel claimed that: "[Vocally] Liam just couldn't get that one. The melody shifts quite a lot... Liam hasn't got that dynamism in his voice."
Noel stated that the song's lyrics are about a circle of friends that he was involved with at one time in his life, as well as being semi-autobiographical.Q Magazine stated that the song is "Easily a stand-out moment in the vast pantheon of Gallagher anthems... [an] evocative heartbreak record for the disaffected middle youth who is still a vulnerable youngster at the core..."
Although not released as a commercial single, the song was released as a radio-single in the United States, where the song received airplay but failed to chart due in part to no official release.