The guitarist of The Calling, Aaron Kamin, wrote this song which caught on with the touching message of following someone to the ends of the earth. Aaron explained in a radio interview: "At the time my grandmother's best friend had passed away and she left behind a husband of 50 or more years and I was at the funeral and afterwards I just started thinking of what it would be like to be him and have your whole life change so dramatically and not for the best in a matter of moments. Somebody that you live and grow with and are one with, just to be gone, is crazy and I figured all he ever thinks about probably is finding a way to get back to her or be with her or make sure she's alright or something like that. That was the sentiment behind that."
The Calling lead singer Alex Band is also credited as a songwriter on the track.
There are two versions of this video. The first was made in Mexico and the other, better known version was made in an LA sewer. Nigel Dick, who directed the LA video, realized they had to make a new one because the first one didn't fit well with the song. The new one did extremely well on MTV's Total Request Live
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Marc Tanner, who co-wrote and produced the hit songs for the band Nelson, produced the Camino Palmero album, including this track.
Camino Palmero was first album for The Calling, who released just one more before splitting up in 2005. The band got a big break when they performed "Wherever You Will Go" in the 2000 movie Coyote Ugly.
The album was a surprise hit, selling over 800,000 copies, but it caused a lot of tension in the band when drummer Nate Wood and bass player Billy Mohler left the band in 2003 and sued Kamin and lead singer Alex Band, claiming they were not properly paid for their contributions.
London born singer-guitarist Charlene Soraia recorded a cover of this song to soundtrack an advert for Twinings tea. Her version entered the UK singles chart in October 2011 after being made available for download and it eventually spent 24 weeks on the tally, peaking at #3. Soraia attended the Brit School, where other pupils at the time included Adele, Rox and Kate Nash.
This song was featured in promos for the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise.