Message of song:
Here's another R Band song, part of a story about self-realization.
How it was written:
As described in the notes for Domestic Violence, I witnessed the disintegration of a marriage. This song, along with the previous one and the next two, was written in . The music had already been there for a couple of years, but during that month the lyrics came together to tell a story. That is why the music and lyrics for the first six songs of R Blonde Story segue so smoothly into each other. They were written that way.
This uses an interesting form of the major chord for the rhythm, and switches to the minor one half step up for the chorus (C major verse, C# minor chorus). It works! The last bit of the verse has a C# riff to segue to the chorus; the last bit of the chorus has a C riff to segue to the verse.