The song's lyricist, Andrew Farriss
, was inspired to write this by the birth of his newly born baby daughter. In an interview with Debbie Kruger, the INXS keyboardist explained: "I just had the birth of my first daughter, Grace, and I was very much realizing that life had changed for me dramatically because I became a parent and I'd just gone that next step in my life. I was writing lyrics like 'Baby Don't Cry' and 'Beautiful Girl' and lyrics just about how wonderful it is to have something else in your life besides yourself to worry about and think about. So I began to have some interesting conversations with Michael (Hutchence), where he was still interested in writing fairly dark introspective lyrics, and I was trying to write very positive happy songs at a point in my life."