Chris Difford said "[t]his was written around the time [he] got married. I remember being in the bathroom and seeing Cindy's wedding ring next to the soap, which inspired me to write the lyric. I don't think it was particularly about our marriage, but it started off a sequence of ideas in my head." Difford also went on to say, "I'm not strapped to the song emotionally but it was a great live number and sums up being on the road and having fun. It's a comfortable pair of jeans as a song."
Glenn Tillbrook stated that the track was originally recorded in mid-tempo, "so we sped it up and it made more sense like that[.]" Tillbrook also said, "I was influenced quite consiously by The Beatles here." Tillbrook noted that the "ending was [Elvis Costello's] idea, and he played the piano part accompanying it."
When the song was released as a single, it peaked at number 35 on the UK Singles Chart, as well as 25 in Ireland. The song also became Squeeze's only number one single, as it topped the charts in Israel.