Label: Metro Records - 2 39201-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Released on Warner Bros. Records as a single from his second album, Sweet Baby Jamesin Februarythe song follows Taylor's reaction to the suicide of Suzanne Schnerr, a childhood friend, and his experiences with drug addiction and fame.
On the VH1 series StorytellersTaylor said the song was about several incidents during his early recording career. The second line "Suzanne the plans they made Holiday For Strings - Various - 50 Million Sellers an end to you" refers to Suzanne Schnerr, a childhood friend of his who died by suicide while he was in London, Englandrecording his first album.
Taylor completed writing the song while in rehab. Induring an interview on NPRTaylor explained to host Scott Simon that the song was written in three parts: . Carole King played piano on the song. Taylor references the song in another of his compositions, "That's Why I'm Here," title track from his album, in which he writes, "Fortune and fame's such a curious game.
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