As a young male it was hard to imagine a woman being interested in you and that not being a good thing. So it was someone of a growing up tune. And the talk about a drunken night out with the ceiling spinning and you needing a moment alone but the lady in question just keeps pushing the issue.
It's a gentle song but it does have a good message for young guys; decisions you make right now regarding your relationships might have long lasting implications.
About the Festival of Circus Animals
I was 15 years old when the "Circus Animals" album came out, but I only really started paying attention to it had about 18 as I entered the workforce. It was the fourth of about five studio (original) albums. It wasn't the only musical influence on my early adult life, but I did grow up and start working around the same sort of places as Jimmy Barnes. As an 18 year old angry young man (aren't we all in some way?) this music was talking my language.