Vocalist Ann Wilson explained: "It's funny because when I first heard 'Hey You' there were a few lines I thought I heard myself in. I privately, secretly thought she'd written a song about me. Then I found out it was definitely about someone else. So I told Nancy, and she then wrote 'Sunflower' to try and write a song about me as a birthday gift. She said, 'Here you go, here's your present.' And I still get tight in the throat when I hear this song."