Will Jennings, who worked with Winwood on songs from his albums Arc Of A Diver, Talking Back To The Night and Back In The High Life, wrote the lyrics. He told us: "Valerie is a real person, whose identity I will not reveal. She was almost at the top of the world in her profession and let it slip away from her. She was a dear friend and this was my tribute to her." (Check out our interview with Will Jennings.)
This song has 2 remixes: one from Tom Lord Alge with revised drum and vocal tracks on the 1987 Steve Winwood compilation album Chronicles and the other from Swedish DJ Eric Prydz in 2004.