This psychedelic funk number finds its protagonist expressing his unhappiness at his woman moving on. The song features guest vocals from Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano of electronic band Little Dragon. Also making an appearance is Earth, Wind & Fire's Larry Dunn, who plays piano and contributes the extended Moog solo.
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.