There is a lot of unhappiness in this world. Some people look in familiar, accessible places for solace and those places often don't provide what's needed. This song is about that suffering and the lack of an end to suffering for many in this life.
When I first performed this song, a member of the audience after the show said, "You gotta give that song a positive ending. You have to tell us that everything will be OK. You can't leave us just kicked to the curb like that." I decided to leave the song as it is. It's the truth for so many who never get their happy ending.