This was the first hit for Joshua Kadison, who made a mark on Adult Contemporary radio with this song and its follow-up "Beautiful In My Eyes
." Kadison dated the actress Sarah Jessica Parker, of Sex And The City
fame, and broke up with her before recording this song, leading to speculation that she is "Jessie." Kadison avoids the topic, but Parker has never been known to be called "Jessie" or own a cat named Moses. In 1997, she married actor Matthew Broderick.