Vocalist Matt Davies: "This song was one of the last ones written for the record, it came about after we were messing with a very long piece of music. We were listening to a lot of Rush, Genesis and Dream Theatre and I wanted us to write a piece of music that went with this story that I had written, I had hopes for a huge 20 minute epic but sadly we couldn't figure out how to make it work so we salvaged some of the sections and developed those into full songs, this one turned out so well, I still get goose bumps when the chorus kicks in, it's one my favorite vocal melodies. Lyrically the song is how the main character makes it home after going through all the hardships of the story."
Drummer Ryan Richards: "Originally, this song came about as an intended intro section to 'The Sweetest Wave,' but after playing around with it with it for a while we found ourselves with something that we've probably never had - a song absolutely made to open an album. The way the intro of the song progressed from a keyboard section, to the orchestral choir-led piece that it is now, really blows my mind. This song and 'The Sweetest Wave' really got us excited about the whole concept idea which is why those songs start and end the record. The rest of the record is pretty much written around these two songs." (Both quotes from a blog on the band's bebo site)
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.