The title track to Apple's third album, this was one of two songs that survived the sessions recorded with producer Jon Brion (the last track on the album, "Waltz (Better Than Fine)
," is the other). Apple's second album was issued in 1999, and Extraordinary Machine
was slated for release in 2003. Most of the songs didn't come together to Fiona's satisfaction, and the album was delayed until 2005 when Mike Elizondo and Brian Kehew took over as producers, completing the other nine tracks plus "Parting Gift
," which was a new song Fiona wrote.
Before the official release of the album, however, a version was leaked on the internet and shared over the peer-to-peer networks that were flourishing at the time. According to Kehew
, this leaked copy was doctored by whoever put it out - it wasn't the full version she recorded with Jon Brion.