It first appeared on King's bestselling Tapestry album in January 1971. The song was inspired from the Book of Ruth, where it says: "Where you go, I will go".Rolling Stone Magazine critic Jon Landau described it as an "ingratiatingly witty song that seems to parody the romantic extremes of some of Carole's earlier work." Landau also praises the power of Russ Kunkel's drumming on the song. Author James Perone states that a superficial reading of the lyrics could suggest that the song reinforces stereotypes that a woman should not put her desire for a career ahead pleasing her husband. But he goes on to say that the singer has actually made "an informed and empowered decision" to follow her man "because of the life changing impact" the relationship has had on her.