Thomas confirmed the single's release via a Twitter account he had created on March 11th, 2009. The single premiered on April 22, preceding the release of Cradlesong on June 30th. On July 3rd, 2009, Thomas confirmed in an interview with Natalie Morales and Lester Holt on NBC's Today show that the song references his wife Marisol's auto-immune disease. Thomas announced his wife sang backup on the track and also helped produce its arrangement.
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