Steve Hogarth brought this song with him when he joined Marillion in 1989, replacing lead singer Fish. "Easter" was one of the few Marillion songs that was not written in a collaborative manner, a style Hogarth quickly acclimated to. The only section that the rest of the band worked on was the end where it goes into a 5/4 time signature.
"The song was essentially written," Hogarth said in his Songfacts interview
. "There might have been one or two others over the years that I've gone to the band with, but for the most part, I learned really early on that those things tend to get rejected."