originally wrote this ballad just for herself, but producer Nick Raskulinecz persuaded her to let the band record it for the Evanescence
album. She explained to MTV News: "I was literally just writing it for me, to soothe my own feelings by expressing them. And I just thought, 'Piano, vocals, I can record it by myself at my house, and that'll be the track. ... It'll be a B-side somewhere or something.'
Then, as we were working on other songs - focusing more on rock songs - I kept listening to it for fun, because it was mine, and I sent it to Nick [Raskulinecz] and I was like, 'I want you to listen to this. The more I listen to it, the more I think it means something,' " she continued. "And he, instantly, was like, 'We have to do that song.' And it was his idea to bring the band into it, and at first, I was totally like, 'I don't get that.' But once we did, it just blew the thing wide open, in a way I had never thought about before. It's perfect; it's meant to be the way it is."