In this song, Young sings from the perspective of a man whose long-term marriage is coming to an end. He's looking back at all they went through, wondering if they can find a way to make it last.
In real life, Young's marriage was sturdy, but the song could relate to any number of relationships - personal or musical - in his life. They song came true for him in a literal sense in 2014 when he and his wife Pegi
, married since 1977, split up.