The song was written by composer-songwriter Marc Shaiman and his frequent Broadway collaborator Scott Whitman. It is one of nine original songs they penned for the Rob Marshall-directed film.
"Scott remembered that. We knew from working with Rob [Marshall] and screenwriter David Magee the importance of this moment," Shaiman told Billboard
. "How do you sing to children about the loss of their mother and still soothe them? We came up with that title, and it all made sense."