Most of Firefall's songs were written separately by their singer/guitarists Rick Roberts and Larry Burnett
. This one was written by Roberts, who in The Yacht Rock Book: The Oral History of the Soft, Smooth Sounds of the '70s and '80s
, told the story behind the song. "As I understand it, there are about a half a dozen women around this country who have told people repeatedly that the song was written about them," he said. "In fact, the song was not written about anyone, because the woman I had always dreamed of, I was still dreaming of. I wrote the chorus at one point in maybe '74 or '75."
Roberts considers the song to be about his wife, Mary, even though he hadn't met her yet when he wrote it.