Quoth the Johns:
This song was written in amongst the songs that appeared on Flood and has never before appeared anywhere in any form. Recorded on-the-fly on a cassette which also included the original sketch for "Particle Man." Usually a song is recorded this way moments after being written, mainly so that we don't forget how it goes. The next step would have been to make the demo version with some kind of beefed up arrangement or production concept. Usually that second draft would show up on Dial-a-song, but in this case it never reached that stage.
[source: Emusic promotional email, November 16, 2001]