James LaBrie came onboard as lead singer for the Images And Words
album. At the time, he had what he described to Songfacts
as "ridiculous range," which allowed him to hit some crazy notes in this song. He had to dial it back after suffering a severe vocal injury in 1994 while the band was promoting the album. Doctors told him to take six months off, but that would have been devastating for the band, so he pushed through it, with consequences. "I have hit F notes here and there, but I have to really watch it," he said. "That was probably the darkest moment in my life, for sure."