Rickie Lee Jones
wrote most of this song in the mid-'80s but didn't record it, in part because she couldn't figure out who it was about. After her daughter Charlotte was born in 1988, Jones decided the song was about her, and finished it up. It finally appeared in 2009 on her Balm in Gilead
album. One of the reasons Jones didn't give up on the song is that her mother loved it.