Morrison's partner Gill was pregnant with their first child whilst the singer-songwriter was penning the Songs For You, Truths For Me album. He explained to The Sun September 25, 2008 that this track written, "for my baby. I was so excited when I found out I was going to be a dad. I'm talking to Gill's stomach saying I'm going to be the best dad in the world, whatever it takes."
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit