This was originally released as a single under the title "2 Become 1" from Jewel's 2003 album 0304 before it was reworked as a country song for Perfectly Clear.
This was co-written by Guy Chambers, who is best known for his songwriting partnership with Robbie Williams. Among the hit songs they wrote together are "Angels," "Come Undone," "Millennium" and "Rock DJ."
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.