The song's lyrics tell about a man who really needs tenderness to feel like a man. It was one of the band's first singles. The single cover of the extended versions has a sentence reading "words like conviction can turn into a sentence".
It was used towards the end of the films Weird Science and Clueless, and is featured on the former's soundtrack.
The band Galactic recorded a cover of the song for their 2003 album Ruckus.