Ruel Van Dijk grew up in the Australian city of Sydney. The teenage singer-songwriter penned this tune with songwriter Sarah Aarons and producer M-Phazes during a writing trip in LA when he was missing his life back home.
Window seats as the plane starts leavin' Miss those streets where my knees were bleedin' Homesick veteran I left my bed again
Speaking on Australian radio, Ruel explained how he used Sydney as his metaphorical painkiller:
"I was writing a couple of verses just about home and just about wanting to be home and things that reminded me of it. And kinda just saying that it was my painkiller, it was my stress reliever."
"Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks was written by two Nashville songwriters after a meal in a local restaurant. One of them forgot his money, but said not to worry, "I have friends in low places. I know the cook."
Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.