This acoustic ditty ends the Canadian singer and songwriter's seventh solo album, East
It was written by Toronto-based country singer "Colonel" Tom Parker, formerly of the band The Backstabbers. When Rutledge was in his early 20s, he would see the country string group play gigs at numerous venues and clubs in the city. When we interviewed Rutledge in 2016
, he explained how he has always related to this tune. "I used to go see them and that song always resonated with me even back in my 20s because I grew up in Toronto and even back 10 years ago I could see it changing," he said. "It's a song about someone who really can't see themselves in their surroundings anymore. When you begin to become invisible in a city or place and you don't see yourself reflected in your surroundings anymore, that's when you know it's time for a change. So that song's always resonated with me in the sense that it illustrated exactly what I was going through at the time. Toronto, I wasn't getting anything from the city and it wasn't giving me anything so it was time for a change."
Tired of hearing himself say that he always wanted to live in the country, Rutledge made an impulsive decision and moved from the city he had resided his entire life to live on the lake in Prince Edward County. "I was coming out of a bad relationship and a pretty unhealthy one," Rutledge said. "I almost wanted to get rid of everything surrounding it, so I just sold the house. I went that
far to say, 'I don't really want any memories around of that because I was a different person then.' I've quit drinking since and there was just a lot of change in the air."