Message of song:
This song describes the consequences of a particular choice of lifestyle: when one chooses immediate gratification of sensual desires without thinking of what effect it may have on future happiness. The song ends with “Think of the long run! Right now!” The present moment is where one's life touches eternity.
How it was written:
I vividly remember creating this song while riding my 10-speed bicycle up the hill on the frontage road beside Interstate 80 between Fairfield and Vacaville in Solano County, California. There were a couple of friends I would visit regularly in Vacaville, and the trip took one hour each way, playing all the while.
The lyrics are practically rap style on top of a bass riff/guitar rhythm for the verse, and an alternative rock style chorus.