After being shown the movie, Urban really wanted to write for it, despite imminent surgery to remove polyps on his vocal cords. "I'd never written for a particular thing before and I was really nervous about doing that," he told The Boot
. "Also it was right before my surgery last November, and I felt like I was on too much of a deadline to get it done. Then after I saw the film, I really wanted to do it but I couldn't think of an angle for the song."
It was Urban's wife, actress Nicole Kidman, who encouraged him to try to write it. "She said to me, 'You should do this, you really should. I think you'll be able to do this if you commit to it.' She gently suggested that I do it and I'm glad she did."