I was working at a restaurant here in Hollywood, and it was a slow afternoon. I stood behind the cash register tapping a pen against the counter impatiently when I decided to write a song. But what would be my inspiration? "Well, lets try to write a song based on numbers," I thought. So I looked at the table numbers stacked at the register. Little white plastic table-top numbers. The top one was the number 4. And so the first line of the song begins "4 feet on the side walk..."