By 2017, Randy Newman hadn't become any fonder of the songs that he wrote for other singers in the 1990s. "Do you see the difference between my usual songs and those?", he asked Mojo
. "There's nothing in them! There's no s--t, piss, fart, f--- and damn. There's nothing that disqualifies them from another person doing it. I'm glad I can write that stuff, but I'm less interested in Feels Like Home then I am in Back On My Feet Again
because there's a person in that. And there he is, in the nuthouse. I can see him! And I can't see anybody in Feels Like Home.'"