"That's probably my least favorite song on the record," Ridgway said. "I wanted to write a song that had just four chords in it. I probably had too much television that day. I tried to turn it around in the end to where I was dishonest, too. I kept trying to work the ending, but I just couldn't get there, and time was running out in the studio. Five years ago, those kinds of lines would kill me. But you've got to let things go. Right behind perfection is paralysis."
Ridgway's style of songwriting suggests that he also could be capable of writing good prose stories, but he has no yearning to put down his guitar and keyboards in favor of a word processor.