This piano-driven ballad is one of three tracks on Dream Theater's Distance Over Time
album with lyrics by lead singer James LaBrie. The song takes place in a coffee shop where a guy is captivated by a girl:Some kind of magic, cast her spell on me
Air of confidence, I can barely breathe
But later he discovers there is a sadness behind her veneer:Love is far away, she chases it each day
"I wanted to write a song about how people are affected when they lose a loved one," LaBrie said in a Songfacts interview
. "This guy notices an absolutely beautiful girl, and at first he thinks she has it all going for her: she's beautiful, well-dressed, seems to be financially stable. But as he sees her from day to day, sitting at her table, he realizes there is a sadness to her. So, the lyric is about him trying to communicate to her to rediscover love, because he sees that something is seriously missing in her life due to a loss."