Robbie Robertson wrote the song with Martin Page ("These Dreams
," "We Built This City
"). He recalled the time spent with Robertson in an interview with us
. "With Robbie, you were really dealing with a song craftsman who would take as long as it took to piece a great piece of music together with great, great atmosphere," he said. Obviously, his time with Bob Dylan had influenced him."
"My period with Robbie Robertson was very, very long," Page added. "I'd bring in ideas and he'd mull over it and we'd experiment and experiment and experiment. But he would encourage me in the way I would sing these demos for him and I would guide him with the demo, then leave him alone."