This was one of the first songs that Ward completed for More Rain. An important track in terms of helping the singer define what he wanted, it also took a pleasantly unexpected turn. "It started to sound like a direction for the record. The backbone of all these voices, and there's just surprises coming in throughout the record," Ward told American Songwriter. "With 'Little Baby,' k.d. lang brought some of these chords in the backing vocals - beautiful, five parts. She has an incredible gift and an incredible ear."
"That happens all the time, and it happens with every guest that I'm able to bring in," he added. "They all do something that I would have not expected them to do. And that's what makes them great artists."
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.