Guitarist Jerry Cantrell wrote this about the love of his life, Courtney Clarke. This song encompasses all of the insecurities and self-doubt inherent in a relationship.
With singer Layne Staley singing the lyrics, this could be seen as a foreshadowing of his death from a drug overdose. He had been fighting his addiction for years, and this song can be read as part of his struggle with that.
In the liner notes of 1999's Music Bank box set, Jerry Cantrell dedicated the song to Courtney Clarke, his "long-time love." He wrote: "It's the reality of my life, the path I've chosen and in a weird way it kind of foretold where we are right now. It's hard for us to both understand... that this life is not conducive to much success with long-term relationships."
This was released as a single with "Rooster," another song similar to it in style, in that they both feature harmonizing between Staley and Cantrell - the softer acoustic side of the band.
On most versions of the album, this is fourth on the track list. However, there are some versions on which it appears 12th, right before the album closer "Would?"
A version of this also appears on the Unplugged album that was recorded and released in 1996, after Alice In Chains' three-year absence from live performances.
The song reached #10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.