My father had just passed away and this was the first film I did since that happened. This film, and I will be eternally grateful to Emilio Estevez for making it, gave me a place to put my grief appropriately. It wasn’t as if I was doing a comedy and then writing this emotionally charged music. The film sort of collided with my world at that time in the sense that it was an appropriate vehicle for me to put myself into it without having to force anything. I didn’t have to force anything with The War at Home. You don’t have to do that with good movies. There are few times when your life coincides with your art. This is one of them.