Transition was inspired by "a summer of secret love" with an unidentified lady. On this track, the relationship has ended. Leslie explained to Global Grind: "So I asked my summer girl to come by the studio for one last time to show her I had a change of heart and didn't want to let go. I wanted her to be more than my friend but she didn't feel the same. So it ended."
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."