The first version of this song was recorded at USC on digital multitrack in 1990 and ended up becoming the title track for the album released in 1993. This early version featured Dirk Mahabir on drums, Adam Flint on guitar, and Nate Schelling on vocals. I had decided not to sing this song at the time and so I used a guest vocalist for the recording.
In 2011, I lost my father to cancer. Since that event, the song has grown to have greater meaning for me and it only seemed appropriate to include it on the album.