In a Ghost in the Machine press release, October 1981, Sting said: "It's a quasi-mystical song. You have to do something, go somewhere, to get outside yourself. I read the book Meetings with Remarkable Men which says you have to make a journey. It doesn't have to be a real journey, it can be a mental journey."
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Sting noted in Lyrics By Sting: "I was looking for some spiritual guidance in my own life and, after a few false leads, finally began to listen to the discrete language of my own heart."
This was only released as a single in the US as an alternative to "Invisible Sun," which was a single exclusive to the UK and Ireland.