"a voice loaded with hurt. It’s a tragic song, about an illicit love affair. While we in Memphis we met the guy who put this record out on Goldwax. He said that he was sitting playing poker with Dan Penn and Chips Moman and he goes, I want you guys to write a song for James to sing. So they popped a few pills, went away to the piano and came back a couple of minutes later with ‘Dark End Of The Street’."