Although this sounds like a happier song, there's more going on under the surface. In our interview with Data Romance, Amy Kirkpatrick talked about how it was inspired by an inner struggle: "I wrote it at a time where I was trying to be okay with everything that was going on, and I really wasn't. It's when you're telling yourself 'everything's fine, I'll do this for you, it's no big deal,' but on the inside you're contradicting what you're saying."
In The Beatles "When I'm 64," Paul McCartney asks a woman if she'll still be there for him when he's 64. In 2006, he got his answer when shortly before his 64th birthday, he and Heather Mills separated.
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.