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McCartney wrote this with 2 other songwriters: Kara DioGuardi and Dory Lobel. It's based on a friend of his who died in an alcohol-related car accident when Jesse was 15 years old. (thanks, Jk - Elmwood Park, IL)
You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound
, plus a collection of other classics for the likes of Aftershock, Ali and Goodfellaz.
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up
sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.