Reggae artist Beres Hammond recorded this song, which was a nice twist Randy says he never saw coming. "With his taste and sensibilities, he heard it as a reggae tune, and made a great record. Not one that I was expecting; I always heard it as just a straight-ahead country ballad. So you never know. And actually, Dolly Parton cut that song a couple of years ago as a bluegrass song. And in all three cases, the Restless Heart version's the one that is the way that it was closest to the original and to the demo. But people hear them different ways, and that's exciting, if they can take your original intent and make it still an interesting project, and interesting sounding song, but move to their genre."
Randy explains his style of writing songs: "I rarely set out to write a particular song. I mean, I'm always selfishly trying to write something that I'm going to be proud of when it's over. And that can go into any genre. I still write stuff purposefully in genres that I'm not comfortable in just to keep kind of fine-tuning the craft. I've written several things in a country swing genre, which very few people are even playing, but it's really a wonderful musical form. And it's that strange period in time when the Jazz players were playing in Country bands, so that stuff has a very basic lyric core that's very country, but a very sophisticated musical background. So that kind of stuff really intrigues me. And when I sit down to write with someone, unless it's a very specific artist with a very specific project in mind, I'd like to not even worry about those things. You marry your taste to theirs, and somewhere in the common area you find something you both are going to enjoy working on. And you write the song that comes from that. I've been with co-writers who will push for a certain style, and that's all right, I can follow. But typically I don't even want to think about it. If we get an idea, what best addresses this idea? What's the best package to wrap this in that makes it effective and emotionally connecting to the audience? So really that's the way I go about it. And consequently, I have a lot of songs that can't find a home, there is no immediate genre where they're gonna be taken in. But it's the only way after all these years that I can stay excited about being a songwriter, instead of trying to write the same song in the same format over and over again, which I've never done, and the times I've tried it takes all the fun out of it." (Read more in our interview with Randy Sharp