Harris wrote about half of the songs on her 1969 debut album, but this was the only one she had a hand in writing for her second album, Pieces of the Sky
. She wrote the lyrics to the song, and Bill Danoff composed the music.
Danoff and his wife Taffy Nivert were well known in the DC music scene; they had co-written the John Denver hits "Take Me Home Country Roads
" and "Friends With You." The year after Harris released Pieces of the Sky
, Danoff had a huge hit with his group the Starland Vocal Band in "Afternoon Delight
," which is titled after the appetizer menu at a DC restaurant/bar called Clyde's Of Georgetown. Harris had a regular gig there in the early '70s.