Steve Winwood did very well in the '60s and '70s with his bands The Spencer Davis Group, Blind Faith and Traffic, but he was struggling to find success as a solo artist. He teamed up with lyricist Will Jennings,and the pair wrote most of the songs for Arc Of A Diver.

Jennings says: "'While you see a chance take it, find romance, fake it, because it's all on you'" - the lyric of the song is about realizing that you are all alone in this lifeand you have to do with it what you can - it was written around 1980 in a certain part of my life when I realized it was all on me to do.