It wasn't until Gwen Stefani had a night to herself while visiting with husband Gavin Rossdale
's family in London that she got enough inspiration to write this power ballad. "I really hadn't emotionally felt like we could write a slower song," she told Billboard
magazine: "And we had written the chorus and a verse at Tony (Kanal, bassist)'s house, so I took it with me to work on while I was in London. And I think I called you" - she points to Kanal - "and said, 'I think this song might be good,' and then he finished this chorus. It all happened so fast we were almost insecure about it."