Billy Talent's frontman Ben Kowalewicz revealed the true meaning of this song in his 2016 Songfacts interview
. "I remember Ian and I working on that song in Vancouver where we were recording the record at the time," he said. "They actually had these leaves etched into the sidewalks. They're really cool and almost like a tapestry on the sidewalks. We were recording in Gastown in Hastings. It had a really, really bad and visible heroin problem. We found out that a couple of friends of ours who are living there ended up getting badly hooked on that stuff, so we wrote that song about our friends and their struggles. Luckily, they were okay and got out of it and cleaned themselves up and turned their lives around, which is great. But at the time, we wrote it about our friends that went there and just got lost into the enchanted world that leads to nowhere.
The 'fallen leaves on the ground' were because a lot of people that were on the sidewalk were
the fallen leaves. They literally were these things. Not a lot of people know that."