This soulful rock ballad starts as an anti-love song partially inspired by the death of Steve Perry's girlfriend Kellie Nash in 2012. I'm so free, I need nobody
No more lies, no surprises, no confrontations
It's a peaceful life behind closed doors.
However as the song builds, it lands somewhere completely different.When you told me you really want me
I was all by myself, oh-oh, oh-oh
Then you told me that you loved me
And there is nobody else
Steve Perry explained to Louder Sound
: "It seems as though the subject is isolating himself from romance to avoid pain. But in the dark of the night there's nowhere to run; you're in the world, you might as well love anyway."