From the recording Prairie Roots Grow Deep
In the mid-nineties, I was working on a job in the West Kootenays. It as a crew of six men from Newfoundland and we worked the night shift, 12 hour a day, 7 days a week until the job was done. We had the opportunity to talk while we worked and I got to know them well. They traveled all over the world on different jobs and rarely got home to see family and friends. I realized that Newfoundland would always be their home and felt very connected to them as they often talked about Newfoundland and the longing for home; for I too was missing my home in the prairies and decided to include this song on the album.