Robert Fripp wrote the music for this track; John Wetton and Richard Palmer-James came up with the lyrics. Wetton was the group's lead singer, and Palmer-James helped out with lyrics (he also worked on the Red
track "Starless"). In our interview with Wetton
, he said that Palmer-James had a knack for taking his disjointed ideas and turning them into a cohesive story, which is what happened on this track.