When director Matthew Heineman asked Annie Lennox to contribute a song to A Private War
, she was initially hesitant as she didn't feel she could write anymore. However, Lennox decided she wanted to give it a try and she was pleased with the results.
"Normally I'm really, really critical of my performances or my recordings," she told Entertainment Weekly
. "I don't want to be in any way sentimental about any of this, but if Marie were here, I feel that she would feel that this was worthy of her."