The song features backing vocals from singer-songwriter Jennifer Warnes
, whose biggest hits include two Oscar winning duets: "Up Where We Belong
" (with Joe Cocker, from An Officer and a Gentleman
) and ""(I've Had) The Time of My Life
" (with Bill Medley from Dirty Dancer
). In 1971, she met Cohen, and they became lifelong friends. Warnes has toured Europe with Cohen's band and featured as vocal arranger and guest singer on many of his albums. In 1986 she recorded the album Famous Blue Raincoat
, which was made up entirely of Cohen-penned songs.