This song is Leon's "thank you" to Elton and manager Johnny Barbis for rescuing him from the rock wilderness. Elton told Radio Times: "Seeing Leon laugh and joke, feel loved, remember things he'd said he couldn't, is one of the greatest achievements of my life. His wife told me he'd nearly given up, and he says it in 'In the Hands of Angels' - 'I'm trying to make it to tomorrow, like a broken-hearted love.' Cameron Crowe filmed the recording, and we were all crying. I went out, composed myself, and when I returned Leon said, 'Thank you for saving my life.'"