T'Pau lead singer Carol Decker wrote the songs on the Bridge of Spies
album with her boyfriend, Ronnie Rogers, who was the group's guitarist. This plaintive song about a love that wasn't to be is about a real person, but it has nothing to do with the Decker/Rogers relationship. In our interview with Decker
, she explained: "I wrote it about an ex of mine. We would bump into each other after we split and he'd moved on and had a nice girlfriend. We'd smile and say 'Hi,' but I was still crazy about him so I always had to hide how I felt, and be cool and casual.
Sadly I read in the paper a few years later that he'd died in a motor bike accident and she was devastated for years after. They were really in love."