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A title which has been done before, I think. This song does refer to events in my life - my (younger) partner always jokes about the risky things I have done in my life and how I have never lived particularly safely. The implication being that I need some kind of watchdog! Considering the jokey subject matter and origin, it’s serious and plaintive. Musically, it’s a joke (like If You Want To Stay) based on the oft-used chord sequence of Hit The Road Jack. I was trying to use something old in a new way.