This song deals with divorce, telling the story of a guy who is going through a split and struggling with the ordeal. All he asks is "Gravitas," which refers to dignity. In our interview with Asia lead singer John Wetton
, he explained: "He's just saying, 'For Christ sake, can I come out of this with some dignity?' It's so demoralizing and so demeaning. I mean, anyone that's been through a goddamn divorce will know that. It's horrible. No good for anyone. Nobody wins. Just it's a war of attrition."
Wetton is familiar with divorce: he and his wife Jill split up after about 10 years of marriage.