So why did it take Beck 20 years to write a song about the tragedy? "I think at the time, I don't know if I would have been able to articulate how I was feeling or how would I even approach it in a song," he mused to The Independent
. "In this case, it just came out of nowhere and even I was wondering and questioning what the song was about. You're trying to imagine where that person is and how they got to that place."