Never a Dull Moment suffered a bit from being recorded so quickly after the surprise success of Every Picture Tells a Story, at a point when the Faces were still a major factor in Rod Stewart's career. "You Wear It Well" was the album's first single, and as the only song co-written by guitarist Martin Quittenton, the underappreciated star of the previous album, it's the one that has the closest musical similarity to "Maggie May" and "Mandolin Wind." In fact, the less charitable would call the song a virtual rewrite of "Maggie May," with its similarly loping pace and U.K. folk-rock guitars, but the song comes from a different emotional place. Whereas "Maggie May" is a prime breakup song, "You Wear It Well" is a bit more forgiving. Written as a letter to a former love, the conversational lyrics ramble off in half-completed non sequiturs, mimicking the feel of hastily scribbled lines written when someone is either too drunk or not quite drunk enough to say what he really means. Affectionate but regretful, "You Wear It Well" is as lyrically strong as it is tuneful; sadly, that would soon cease to be the case for most of Rod Stewart's singles.