The song is credited to Vic Briggs, Eric Burdon, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch and John Weider. This song is the one Burdon is most proud of writing. He described it as a "love-generation song". He explained; "It's more than just a song about a love for your woman; it's about love for everything, from the Earth, to your friends, and even your enemies." In 1995, Burdon re-recorded the song. It was featured on Absolutely the Best (1999).