In this song of mortality, Diamond lists various famous people who have passed on, including Jesus Christ, John Wilkes Booth and Buster Keaton. Diamond told David Wild in He Is...I Say: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neil Diamond
: "It was kind of esoteric, especially at that time. But it's just me trying to say something a little different, just try and jog something in a person's memory, or to elicit a reaction. That's what my job is, to do something a little bit different, and yet something that's me and something that's you."