, lead singer Steve Hogarth
describes this track as the "Problem Child" of the album. The band wrote the track, but couldn't come up with a good set of lyrics. So Hogarth went to Barbados to work on it with his friend Nick Van Eede, who is the lead singer and primary songwriter of Cutting Crew. Says Hogarth: "On day four he sent us all out for the evening and descended to the basement with Marillion's backing track and a bottle of whisky. When I returned he said he'd hatched a couple of ideas and we worked through them. On one of his many sheets of paper he'd written the words 'Map of the World' and I suggested we try this somehow as a chorus. On the fly he came up with the melody, and I moved it to coincide with a different part of the musical idea. This was the key that, at last, unlocked the song for me and I took everything back to England and started again."