1. It is a simple sad song written by a famous English guitarist, singer and songwriter after the death of his four-year-old son
2. It is a poem about love and death by W. H. Auden. It was:
• the English contribution to the statue commemorating the Heysel Stadium disaster, where a wall collapsed, resulting in 39 deaths on 29 May 1985 (when Juventus FC . played Liverpool F.C in the European Cup final).
• featured in the romantic comedy film Four Weddings and a Funeral.