A week after Jim’s death, his widow, Ingrid, received a letter he had mailed while on tour. In it, Croce sounds wearied by his time on the road and expresses a desire to quit the music business and take up other pursuits (movie scripts, short stories) that wouldn’t take him so far from his family. In closing, he wrote, “Remember, it’s the first 60 years that count and I’ve got 30 to go. I love you.”
This song was scheduled for and released the day after his death.