It occurred to me ... that [Morrissey] was possibly spoofing one of my earlier songs, and I thought, I'm not going to let him get away with that. I do think he's one of the best lyricists in England, and an excellent songwriter, and I thought that his song was an affectionate spoof.
There's something terribly affectionate about the idea of the lyric. You know, don't worry, somebody will come along if you wait long enough. I mean, it's very weepy and silly, so I did it very grandly with a gospel choir and horns ... It's a bit silly, but it's done with affection.
David Bowie 1993, The Complete David Bowie, Nic Pegg, Page 75.