Although fans know the story of how Vassar was hard at work on an airplane while traveling between gigs when a conversation with another passenger inspired him to write the song, the just-released video gives the emotional song even more power. Doubt that? Vassar played the song for a friend in radio who insisted—his exact words were something to the effect of “I’m not leaving until you agree to let me play that song on the air” —he release it as a single sooner rather than later.
“I would never, ever have put out a ballad in the spring or summer, but this is a good song and really deserves to come out now,” said Vassar, who is working on a new album to release on his own label. “So I had a friend of mine (videographer and director Steve Condon) come on the road with me and my band [to film parts of the video)”.