My favourite lyric. It has been rewritten and rewritten so many times and finally I think it’s complete. This song started off in 1998 as “Nocturne”, a night scene set in The Last Chance All-nite Diner. I was influenced by Rickie Lee Jones and her Last Chance Texaco from her debut album. Years later I came up with a chorus to go with the song and it became Ships. The diner became The Wee Small Hours and a few verses were dropped and the bridge refined. It’s still probably too long but the demo I made with Paul White is wonderful. It started out being about all these characters with one thing in common and probably ended up being about me.