Along with "Sweet Hitchhiker," this is the most popular track on their 7th and last album, "Mardi Gras." John said this was written out of his regret and sadness that he had re-ssued the pain which he had felt from his own parents' divorce, onto his own young son, when he divorced Josh's mother.
About his divorce, he sings "When Daddy went away, he said, "Try to be a man, and someday you'll understand."
First thing I remember was asking papa, why,
For there were many things I didn't know.
And daddy always smiled and took me by the hand,
Saying, someday you'll understand.