Ritter explained to Express Night Out: "It's about a ship captain who is a traveler and leaves to find a world beyond the ice of the North Pole. And he never finds it. It's more about his obsession and love affair with his ship."
The running time of this epic tune is 7:34 and its large not only in length, but also in musical content. Ritter told Express Night Out: "One of the things with this whole record is I wanted to make sure that I put longer songs on there because I thought they would come to define the record. (The song) has everything from vibraphones, to violin, and pianos and French horns. It's huge."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.