This spare, dramatic ballad is the one song on 100 Miles From Memphis for which Crow has sole writing credit. Lyrically, the song struggles with some hard truths. "That one is really a plea to make everything quit going so fast," she explained. "Life has reached this epic point of being out of control. There's so much chaos everywhere you look. And especially when you have a little kid, you just want to protect the people you love from all that pain."
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.
In The Beatles "When I'm 64," Paul McCartney asks a woman if she'll still be there for him when he's 64. In 2006, he got his answer when shortly before his 64th birthday, he and Heather Mills separated.