The band’s songwriter Simon Neil told the Scotsman June 29, 2008 that this epic rock song was influenced by the loss of his mother. She died at the tragically early age of 52, while the band were recording Puzzle. He explained: “This song is about life after Puzzle, and trying to build things up after going through a rough time. Out of the worst times I could ever possibly have in my life came the most amazing time with the band. And it made me realize I wanted to marry my girlfriend.
The song originally had a gospel choir on it, before the band decided to ditch them. Bassist James Johnston told The Sun newspaper: “It was a step too far. We tried different rhythms and different structures. We always knew there was a great song in there, so we kept working on it. Having a gospel choir sounded very impressive, but it just didn’t really sound like us. It was a difficult decision to make but we ended up leaving that off the song. It sounded enormous without it.
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