"I was living in Santa Monica, four blocks from the ocean. I’d been working a lot, but there wasn’t much happening with music. I left my then-fiancée in the apartment and took a walk to reflect on my momentary unhappiness, and on a park bench at Ashland and Barnard Way I wrote the lyrics — not intending it to be a song — to …Sometimes She Smiles. I think it was an unconscious drive to recalibrate the Doing/Knowing part of me (that always seems to lead) with the Being/Feeling part of myself (that I always seem to be lacking).
"Alternatively, it could just be a fictional conversation between me and my wife about my stubbornness. Either way, the bones that are breaking in his head are always mine, and the more evolved response (which is usually my wife’s) is just to smile, knowingly. This loop was kicking around Tim’s hard drive around the time that Days of Thunder was coming together."- Tyler Lyle, one-half of The Midnight.