White described the song's lyrics to The Sun as "classic cheesy, kind of '50s almost Carole King-like." He added that he penned it that way on purpose. "Sometimes I get s--t for writing like that," he said, "but I love the way Carole King writes. It's so simplistic."
George Harrison's 1971 song "Bangla Desh" was the first major charity single. It was part of a concert held to bring relief to the people of Bangladesh, who were fighting for independence and suffering from a famine.