This torch ballad was inspired by Palmer's grandmother, who told Rissi to come home so she could "love on her." She wrote the song with Britten Newbill and Aaron Rice.
In our interview with Palmer, she said: "I wrote it down in my notebook while on the phone with her one day. Britten and I sat down to write something and he started playing the chords. We started talking about relationships and how you sometimes find yourself telling your love interest that 'I don't want anything from you, I just want to love you."
The line, "Two is better in a fight" was something Britten Newbill came up with. Palmer says it's about how in a fight, it's best to have someone by your side.
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."