Morissette explained the song's meaning in the album's track-by-track commentary: "'Surrendering' is about the gratitude that I feel for someone tapping into the courage that it takes to allow themselves to be loved and to drop the defenses and fears - actually not drop the fears, but listen to the fears and still move through them. And how thrilling it is for me to be able to be let in in that kind of way. And how healing it is ultimately for both the person I'm singing about and myself. It's a very peaceful, joyful song and this was the last one that I wrote for the record."
"Friends In Low Places" by Garth Brooks was written by two Nashville songwriters after a meal in a local restaurant. One of them forgot his money, but said not to worry, "I have friends in low places. I know the cook."