This song tells the story of one very weird day the band spent in Amsterdam. Frontman Neil Finn recalled to Spinner UK
: "That was one of the strangest days of my life. That wasn't on the same trip (as the events described in the Intriguer
track "Falling Dove
"), but there is a slight European thread to the record, unusual events in foreign locations. But Amsterdam is a very mixed bag as a city I think. In many ways it's fantastic, but at five in the morning after a very long night it feels a little bit like it's not peace-loving freedom for all any more. It was a big city for us, early on in Split Enz, we spent a lot of time there because we did quite well. Amsterdam was the most exciting city on Earth. We'd go straight to Paradiso and have our 'selection.' The idea you could buy pot in any amount from anywhere in the world, it felt very exciting. It had an exuberance then, a true hippy mentality. Which now seems a little faded. There are still good things about it. But this in particular was one harrowing day... still, we got a good song out of it."