The lyrics for this song are actually a bit of a protest against the violence and negative imagery we saw on the news and in entertainment media at the time, as well as a warning about the power and passion of the spoken word. The guitar part for the verse originally began as a bridge indifferent song that wasn’t fully developed. One evening at rehearsal as Bruce was playing that riff and seeing where he might go next with it, Gary began playing a very melodic bass line against it. What Gary was playing was totally different from what he had been playing over this part originally. The band really liked this new approach and decided that it was strong enough to stand on its own as the central part of a new song. George then began working on the melody, he and Gary collaborated on the lyrics and this song eventually became Red Season. Learn more about the making of the album, Alchemy.