From the recording The Last Song
This song dates back to a hazy past. A past when as young men, we were out there in the world, and facing some of it's harsh realities for the first time... I had breakfast with Kevin the day after we finished the recording of the Two Kinds Of Light version of this song. And of course the subject of this songs origins came up. I have my own interpretation of what it's about. And Kevin has his. He steadfastly asserted that my own assumptions about it are a little off base. And that it's origins are really ambiguous. Fair enough. To me this song resonates with a feeling that I think everyone encounters at some point. And so this professed ambiguity makes it a song that if your feeling it, whatever it's about, then it's your song too. And that's what makes it so good.