It has been suggested the song was inspired by the Portuguese "Carnation Revolution" of 1974 - i.e. the liberation of the dove. Clearly it is a song about freedom, but songs about birds frequently have this theme. The John/Taupin composition "Skyline Pigeon
" is strikingly similar, and may have inspired it. This track was re-released as the B Side of "Daniel
" in 1973, and it it is not unlikely Bouwens - consciously or otherwise - borrowed its "Let me wake up in the morning to the smell of new mown hay" for his lyric "I can smell the new mown hay."