The Winery Dogs formed in New York City in 2012 by former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portney
, Mr. Big bassist Billy Sheehan
and ex-Poison guitarist/singer Richie Kotzen. This is a track from their eponymous debut album. Portnoy said regarding the songwriting process for The Winery Dogs
set: "In all cases, the music was the very first element and from there, Richie would start melodies on top of it. Sometimes the final lyrics were there, coming up on the spot, and other times he would take the melodies and write lyrics later. There were a couple of examples of Richie having something and bringing it in. In those cases, like 'Damaged' and 'Regret', we just left them. Because in those two particular cases, the songs were great as they were."