On her Breakaway
DVD, Clarkson explains that she started writing this long before she won American Idol
. Kelly was 16 when she was with friends one night and they were talking about the influence that older people/peers have on you and started writing it. She sent a demo tape of the song to producers David Hodges and Ben Moody (formerly of Evanescence), who liked the song and worked on it with her.
Carolina - Kindersley, Canada