The song is a song in which the writer Eric Woolfson (who died in 2009 at age of 64), sigh that he everything will understand if he is old and wise. He will then also no longer as touched by the misery around him. The resignation is directly expressed by the beginning, in which the (alt) oboe solo-instrument. Add to this the husky voice ofColin Blunstone and the slow pace and the mood is set. No one was noticed as the song ends there on 3: 28 with a final agreement. Parsons and Woolfson who composed the song however, devised a outro in the capacity of a break in the percussion and then a solo piece for saxophone , which is one of the most famous in the history of pop music was.
The composition of the band at the time of the recording in the Abbey Road Studio consisted of mere household names. The Alan Parsons Project toured when yet.