David Cook first came across this song after he did a version of Cornell's cover of "Billie Jean
on American Idol
. Cook told MTV News what happened next: "Chris went into the media and said some really, really nice things. And this song actually got pitched to us, which I take as another huge compliment, the fact that he saw something in me with a song of his. Just the fact that somebody of his caliber takes the time out of their day not just to mention my name, but to say something nice, it's kind of out of this world."