In our interview with Ryan Star
, the Long Island-based singer/songwriter told us that this is one of his favorite songs on the album. Said Star: ''It was written as a punk rock song, but we recorded it as a piano, more of a ballad. And I really love it. People keep asking, 'Is it political?' because there's a line where I say, 'Hey, hey, head of state, send me home.' It's really more about a relationship separated by a war, but it's more about longing for that person, and missing them, and what that life is like missing someone so much. Which I know a lot about, being on the road constantly. But it sets up this beautiful scene of bombs dropping over this man, but he's holding a note that his lover left him so he could think of her and remember her and keep him strong when he's awake and with what he has to do."