The leadoff song to the Zombies' 1967 classic Odessey & Oracle was a true quantum leap for the group and the songwriter, Rod Argent. In one song, Argent distills all of his latent Brian Wilson/Paul McCartney influences, while remaining wholly original at the same time. A breezy, infectious pop melody (buttressed by some melodic bass playing by Chris White) is broken up by a series of choral harmony breaks. The overall effect is that the writer was clearly thinking arrangement during the songwriting process. The dichotomy of the lyrics -- about a woman returning from jail -- only adds to the song's charm.