The song's co-writer and producer, Samm Brown recalls, "It's a very prophetic song. The lyrics are very deep and Michael even told me, ''This would be a good song for my obituary or my funeral.''" Brown insists the song was always one of Michael's favourites: "He liked using that part of his voice. He had incredible range but he liked that sound."
He adds, "Michael was such a perfectionist and he had a lot of stuff that he didn't use. I know for a fact that Motown (record label) has a deep vault and I would say there are 100 or more tracks sitting at Motown alone. "Plus there will be somebody in his (Jackson) camp who will want to release all of the lost tracks he recorded - dating way back to the 1960s. There''s huge money to be made off of these recordings, and this is the way of the music business - it''s still a business."