In a radio interview to promote his 1981 album The Innocent Age
, Fogelberg mentioned this as his most memorable song. "It's just a classic love song," he said. "Every songwriter always dreams of writing a classic love song that will be up there with the Cole Porter songs and 'Yesterday
' and that stuff. That's the stuff that's gonna last. People are gonna sing them at weddings and really mean it, for a long time, and that's wonderful."