The 5 O’clock Shadow: Friday May 8, 2020
The original band’s keyboardist/guitarist/sometime vocalist/songwriter joined the band with his brother when he was 14. By age 19 he had written the bands two biggest hits, including this one, and left to form another even more successful band, with whom he would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
The Shadow artists are a trio of brothers with Ringo on drums.
The song, though seemingly straightforward, may be about an intellectual type who falls in love despite himself.