Morrison lost his father, Paul, in August 2010 after a longstanding battle with alcoholism. They had a difficult relationship, but this song evolved out of a poem he wrote after the last time he spoke with his dying dad. Said the singer: "He wasn't very well before he died, and we were talking about things he should have done, or things I should have done. It span me out, and I was like, I need to write about this because I'm going crazy."
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."