Keating recorded this as a duet with the British singer Kate Rusby. Keating also recorded alternate versions of the song with different singers from around that world: Jessica Andersson from Sweden, Rita Guerra from Portugal, Rita Comisi from Italy, Kelly Chen from China and Floortje Smit from Holland.
This was written by Randy Goodrum and Don Mescall. Goodrum wrote "You Needed Me," which was a #1 UK hit for Keating's band Boyzone. Mescall is a popular Irish songwriter and musician. In our interview with Randy Goodrum, he explained: "It wasn't necessarily written for Ronan, but that was a great record. That was a very dramatic production, actually, compared to 'You Needed Me.' That one goes from total soft to just flat-out, and I like those kind of dynamics. I'm not sure record companies and radio are comfortable with that, they'd rather things be a little more level. But I like real dramatic songs like that, that you just unload the kitchen sink in the chorus. And I loved his concept. He did it as a duet and he used different noted singers from different territories to do the female part. It was very ingenious doing it that way, I felt."