Cook told Billboard magazine: "The song itself was born out of this experiment I wanted to try. I've always loved those songs where you really get into the lyrics and realize that the musical vibe and the lyrical vibe don't necessarily match up, but somehow they coexist into this great song. I'd never written a song like that before." (Source The Last Goodbye Songfacts ).
If you hear this on the radio
Then we've already said our last goodbye
I won't be there when you get home
by now there's someone else that hears you cry