This is the third track on the Susquehanna
album. In the narrative thread of this concept album, this is the point where, according to lead singer Steve Perry's notes: "In his moment of despair, he thinks back to a time earlier in his life when he had a troubled best friend, who used to call on him for comfort. Now he misses that friendship; now neither of them really speak to each other anymore."
In our Songfacts interview, Perry relates: "We are interested in Godard, modernism, etc. 'Susquehanna,' our last studio album, was an attempt to make an album that worked in the same way Pierrot le Fou
does. Songs are a means to an end. Genres reflect off each other." (Check out the full Steve Perry interview