Mik McKeogh of Funeral Suits told Songfacts the meaning behind this track. "I always loved that line in Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales: 'The distant speaking of voices I sometimes hear a moment before I sleep,'" he said. "This is a track about being awake but feeling the detachment and disorientation as if you were in a dream."
The Islands Apart album ended up being the last for this Irish group. They decided to call it quits before releasing it.
"Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks was written by two Nashville songwriters after a meal in a local restaurant. One of them forgot his money, but said not to worry, "I have friends in low places. I know the cook."