This song about driving away from commitment was inspired by the Gene Pitney song "Twenty-Four Hours From Tulsa
," which John Waite was thinking about when he wrote it. Waite explained: "This is a great American highway song about just leaving. It's about a white Lincoln Continental. There's one I keep seeing. It's such a beautiful car. It sort of inspired the basis for the lyric."
DeeTheWriter - Saint Petersburg, Russia Federation