Asked about Kim's reaction when she first heard the song, Taylor replied: "It's funny, it's a song written on the piano, and I don't really play the piano, but I had this little piece and I was driving her crazy with it. She plays piano, and she was saying, 'That's something Bach would have played when he was three.' I got it together enough to be able to write a lyric to it, and a melody as well."
"I called her up from Rhode Island, where I was borrowing a friend's flat to write, and said, 'I got this new song that I need you to hear,'" he continued. "But she didn't hear it until we had cut it, and it was a fait accompli. Her response was most satisfactory."