This song was written on an icy road off I-15 in southern Utah. It had been dumping down snow and I was trying to both stay on the road and find my way. All I can remember is feeling the necessity to write down the first line of the song as it flashed through my head. So I pulled over at the risk of getting stuck in the shoulder bank of fresh powder to write about what I felt may have been going through many people who were quietly waiting for their loved ones to come home in these horrid conditions. I feel like it created a beautiful landscape for the mental creation of the song.