According to the Caravan Songfacts, this is the first single from Rush's album Clockwork Angels. The song was recorded April 13, 2010 at Blackbird Studios in Nashville with producer Nick Raskulinecz with mixing and engineering done by Richard Chycki at the Sound Kitchen in Franklin, Tennessee. The song was mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York and released to radio stations and to iTunes on June 1, 2010.
In a world lit only by fire
Long train of flares
Under piercing stars
I stand watching the steam-liners roll by