I was originally going to record this as a charity single when I left Merlin - it seemed very pertinent. It was actually originally part of a musical I co-wrote some years ago, called D'Ark Secrets. Jamie Thompson and I recorded the tracks with Peter Veitch and Geoffrey Richardson at Peter's studio. I remember playing them the basic idea, and Pete throwing in the "Magic comes and goes, it grows and grows..." section - it made the song. Sadly, both Jamie and Pete are no longer with us - both died tragically young. The musical went through a number of guises, none of which amounted to much, but the music still remains quite strong and I'm proud of the work we did. So this is in memory of Jamie and Pete.