Cruz wrote and produced this epic ballad himself. He explained in publicity materials: "This is one of those songs about thinking the grass is greener but actually it isn't and I was a bit stupid there! It's not from personal experience though!"
The Boyz II Men hit "It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday" is an a capella cover of a song from 1975 by G.C. Cameron that was used in the movie Cooley High to express the feeling of parting ways with high school friends.