A song about troubled marriage and inescapable guilt by alternative power pop band The Posies, producer Peter Asher heard it while driving cross country and thought it would be a great song for Starr to cover on his album Time Takes Time (1992).
At first Starr didn’t like it, recalled Posies guitarist Ken Stringfellow to Ready Steady Go! in 1994. “But then Ringo saw the lyrics written somewhere and he thought ‘Aw, wow, it’s a deep song!’ I mean “Golden Blunders” is a Beatles pun and then a Beatle does it! And you’ve just gotta love Ringo’s drums, he does that “Ticket to Ride” kind of thing!”
Before Asher was a producer, he was of course half of the pop duo Peter and Gordon. And when Paul McCartney lived with the family of Jane Asher in the mid-’60s, Peter and Paul lived right down the hall from each other, which was why Lennon-McCartney wrote four singles for Asher and partner Gordon Waller, including this gem: