Daryl Simmons was primarily the lyricist when writing with Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and L.A. Reid. He explained to Songwriter Universe
: "Lyrics was my contribution. Sometimes L.A. would have a drum track, but most of the time Kenny would have chords and melodies already formulated. Kenny would say, "Hey, this is what I'm thinking…this is the melody…I've got this concept like 'Another Sad Love Song.' So I was good at dissecting his story and jumping on where he wanted to go, and helping him get there."