Lead singer Jason Wade
said: "I wrote this about a friend of mine who told me about his childhood. He was telling me how he went to school and was the outcast and everyone picked on him and called him names, and he didn't have one friend. I started feeling the same emotions he must have felt and just started writing these lyrics. I think some of the stuff from growing up in Hong Kong might have been related to that, not having any friends at that age and being, as a family, the outcast in a different culture. The feeling of being alone, of being abandoned, connects to that. So "Simon" came really easily. I wrote it in about 15 minutes. These lyrics just poured out and I wrote them down and recorded it on the spot."
Patti - Mahopac, NY