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This song was written by Doobie Brothers keyboard player and lead singer Michael McDonald, who joined the group when Doobie guitarist Tom Johnson fell ill. The words were partly inspired by an essay McDonald's sister wrote, hence the lyrics, "Take this message to my brother."
2006 American Idol
winner Taylor Hicks performed this on the show and recorded it for the B-side of this first single, "Do I Make You Proud?
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