Jewel wrote this with help from her boyfriend Ty Murray (they would get married in 2008 and divorce in 2014), who is a rodeo champion. The song describes the feeling of detachment that Murray's lifestyle entailed: he was constantly on the road and away from loved ones. This is a sentiment Jewel could relate to as well, as she had to give up some important aspects of her life when she became famous.
Ty Murray is credited as a songwriter on this track along with Jewel. She said that he came up with all the curse words and the line about beer.
The line, "The other day I talk to Lou, he quit back in '92," is about Lewis Field, a professional Bareback Rider in the PRCA circuit.
Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnGreat song, Jewel wrote this ballad with her now-husband Ty Murray.
Sherpa from Vernal, UtIts Lewis Feild, not Field.
Bethany from Carrier Mills, Ili love this song, when she sings it you really feel like you know how they are feeling in the song. you know?
Mandi from Mesa, AzShe is referring to Lewis Field, a professional Bareback rider in the PRCA, in the line, "the other day I talked to Lou, he quit back in 92." He was very good friends with Ty Murray.