According to Pete Way in his autobiography A Fast Ride Out Of Here...
, the band decided to come up with an epic song for their second album, but, "We meant to create more of an atmosphere than actual songs, since that appeared to be the mood of the time, but truth be told, I don't think our efforts have aged particularly well. At best, they sound naive now and, at worst, a load of old rubbish."
Modesty is a wonderful thing, but the bass player is too self-deprecating by half. They actually came up with two big songs: the ultra-epic title track
and this one.