Lynne wrote this with Glen Ballard, who produced the Love, Shelby
album. Ballard, who worked closely with Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews, and Wilson Phillips, had an excellent songwriting rapport with Lynne. In a Songfacts interview with Ballard
, he cited "Bend" as one of his favorites from the sessions. "I love that song so much, musically and lyrically," he said. "It's about what you've got to do to be in a relationship. You've got to be willing to bend and be willing to break, and I won't let you fall. So, it's about being vulnerable, but being with somebody who will protect that vulnerability. I just loved, loved that song, and someday hopefully some people will hear it."