This was originally recorded with a couple of other tunes done acoustically for the "Salve" sessions. There was a band version of the song recorded for that album as well, but in the 11th hour I pulled both tracks from "Salve" because I just wasn't satisfied with them.
I listened back to this acoustic version after we re-recorded "Numbered Days" for "Life Like Luster" and thought it sounded just fine. Appended on the beginning is the synth intro that was originally part of early "band" versions.
Some songs you keep coming back to over and over, trying to get them right. I've learned over the years that you just need to give that idea up and move on. But it's easy advice to give, much more difficult to take.