Aural suspense fills the atmosphere as somber keyboards descend from the darkness. Flower’s vocals seem Skyped from another continent: “Nothing is easy/ nothing is sacred/ why?/ where did the bough break?/ it happened before your time.”
Then the dawn breaks, and there’s a gentle gallop of a Ronnie Vannucci's drums. The multi-tracked voice of Flowers in the chorus is like a world music chant: “Only the young can break away, break away/ lost when the wind blows, on your own on your own.”
A perky bridge pops out of nowhere with some sinewy bits of slide guitar courtesy of Stuart Price. It's interesting that Lanois didn’t lay a hand on this cut, for as the song progresses it takes on a gospel quality that would appear to have his fingerprints all over it. Coming from Flowers, an unabashed admirer of U2, this is a number than can transport you from whatever moment your stuck in and can't get out of.