The song is a fusion of three earlier song ideas. The main part is taken from a song called Whiskey Woman, written by Al Atkins in 1972, while the slower mid section to its end climax is from a Halford penned song called Red Light Lady. The intro riff is a reworked, but quite similar to what was used in a unreleased song called Mother Sun.
Whiskey woman don't you know that you are drivin' me insane
The liquor you give stems your will to live and gets right to my brain
Don't you know you're driving me insane
You're tryin' to find your way through life