Karen Peris, lead singer of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based folk pop group The Innocence Mission, told Songfacts
the story behind this song from the band's 10th studio album: "It is the absence of a loved one, through change of some kind. Missing that person. Communicating over distance and holding that person in thought. So, this is a kind of lyric I seem to write repeatedly, in different ways, because of things that have happened and that loom in the future."