"It's a lyric about a man who is six or eight months into a marriage which obviously isn't going well. He's faced with the 'happy' news of an arriving baby. So he's in that situation where he can't back out. (The song) talks about the situation (in which) many men find themselves, working really hard to support a family… and see it as a kind of trap. It's a situation I've seen.'' - George Michael
"It's the only song I've written that successfully came from a backing track first. Because it was thrown together that way, I never looked at it as a single 'til everybody started saying it was great.'' - George Michael
''It's not the kind of thing I usually write about. Our lyrics are usually a lot closer to the kind of pop lightweight lyric we enjoy, but it's a departure, and I think it worked." - George Michael
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