The Canadian singer-songwriter had written this ballad about his then-girlfriend who became his wife.
In our 2016 interview with Dan Mangan
, he described to us how different their lives were when they first started dating. "We lived in this tiny 400-square-foot apartment," he said. "We were so
broke and just barely making rent every month. We were both working serving tables.
We were in the beginning courtship of a relationship, working nights so we would be up until three or four in the morning every single night. It was a real special beginning of us getting to know each other.
that song is a specific memory to me. It always brings up an image in my head of that time and how that was such an important moment, whereas at the time, I was writing about the present. So now when I play the song, it seems like the present but in my head I'm talking about something that was."