Madonna wrote this song with Patrick Leonard, a musician who tends to stay out of the spotlight, but has done production and session work for many notable artists, including Rod Stewart and Elton John. His collaborations with Madonna are among her most successful: "Like A Prayer
," "Who's That Girl
," "Live To Tell
." Madonna's lyrics on "Cherish" are about her then-husband, actor Sean Penn. By the time the song was released, they were in the middle of their divorce.
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