Eric Clapton said he wrote this song during a tropical storm on Antigua while looking across the water to the island of Montserrat. He told BBC Radio: "I thought I had discovered three new chords that man didn't know about. But actually, they're just ordinary chords, which I found out when I tried to show them to someone - a keyboard player - and he told me what they were and that they were very normal. But to my ear, they created an atmosphere and I began to sing in the atmosphere that was already existing. And again, it was quite a specific set of circumstances I was talking about a lost love."
DeeTheWriter - Saint Petersburg, Russia Federation