The band has experienced several tragedies, most notably the loss of several members in a 1977 plane crash. This song was written after the death of original bassist Leon Wilkeson in 2001. Gary Rossington (guitar) told AntiMUSIC
about the track: "It's kind of about us and me, and what we've been through and done. Anybody can relate to it that's been through a lot and had a life go on. A lot of stuff happens."
Johnny Van Zant (vocals) added: "We wrote that before Vicious Circle
. Gary always keeps a cassette of stuff, he brought it in while we were in the studio, said 'ya'll need to listen to this, man; we can do something with this.'"
Rickey Medlocke (guitar) concluded: "That song actually was written quite a few years ago, right after Leon passed away. What ended up happening was we listened to the song again and it was so appropriate for us today."