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Album: Edge of the SunReleased: 2015
Calexico frontman Joey Burns
commented regarding this track's meaning: "The song could be about not knowing where life is heading sometimes - there is nostalgia and an attempt to convey the importance of mystery and magic in our lives."
"Our instincts tell us to take giant leaps, whilst our minds remind us to be more cautious," he added. "When we find ourselves truly alone or facing our biggest challenges, it is then that we are most in tune with our true selves and the world around us, or in this case amongst the universe and stars above."
A live video was shot for the song. It was filmed at Wavelab Studios in Tucson, Arizona.
Joey Burns wrote this track when landing in New Zealand, having read Susan Marie Swanson's children's novel The House in the Night. Swanson's story has a similar phrasing as the chorus in this song.