Many of us have experienced some tragic circumstance at one time or another in our lives -- some great and some small. The woman in the song describes the personal tragedy of her house burning to the ground. Perhaps your dog, your best friend, ran away and got run over by a car. Perhaps your parents divorced, shattering your little existence, leaving you wondering if it was your fault. Your parents were everything to you in your younger years. They were your pillars, your security. They were like God to you, so when they separated, it seemed as if God didn't give a damn about you. You felt abandoned, orphaned -- alone.