Dave Matthews told MTV News: "It's a pretty song and it talks about a lot of things… death and love and all those things… but it also talks about the world of opposites that we are in." (Source Funny The Way It Is Songfacts).
Lying in the park on a beautiful day
Sunshine in the grass, and the children play
Sirens passing, fire engine red
Someones house is burning down on a day like this