This song is a bit of an outlier on the Time And Tide
album, which has a loose nautical theme ("Six Months In A Leaky Boat
") and little in the line of interpersonal relationships. By this time, the group was huge in Australia and in their native New Zealand, and was garnering attention in America and the UK, but they were showing fissures that led to their demise two years later. After they disbanded, Neil Finn formed Crowded House, which his brother, Split Enz leader Tim Finn, later joined.