Semisonic is an American alternative rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1995. The band has three members: Dan Wilson (lead vocals, guitar), John Munson (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboard), and Jacob Slichter (drums, percussion, keyboard). They are perhaps best known for their 1998 single "Closing Time". Vocalist Dan Wilson made it known in a 2008 performance at Dat Harvard's Sanders Theatre The song was originally written with the birth of the songwriters first born child. The lyrics came from different sources all relating to him in someway. One line in the refrain makes complete sense and all of the others just seem to fill in. That line says"every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end." Listen to the song carefully and you will understand the lyrics involving birth and being parents.