The second single off their breakthrough Different Light album, after Manic Monday, this song was originally performed by its songwriter, Jules Shear. The Bangles went on to international stardom and big hit records. Jules Shear went on to date Aimee Mann and to become an early host of MTV Unplugged, where he got to perform his song. With Michael Penn, who married Aimee Mann.
While Mr. Shear performed his song nicely, The Bangles added a harmonic depth to the song that wasn't there when performed by a solo artist. It truly was a high-water mark for the band.