''This song is very personal for me. I lost a lot of friends and people that I worked with to this disease (AIDS). I caught drama for that too: Before I wrote the song, I told some of the people at the label the concept for the song, and they didn't think it was a good idea - 'I don't think you should do that.' I said, 'Why shouldn't I?' Because whatever, whatever. I thought, 'You know, this is really stupid.' It was in my heart." - Janet Jackson
"We did one where there was a long intro inspired by Donna Summer's 'Last Dance,' where it started off really slow before kicking into the beat. We thought it was a cool contrast, kicking into the more uptempo, house beat. We always figured radio would play the version that's immediately fast, but surprisingly enough, a lot of stations played the slow version." - Jimmy Jam (producer)
''Well I decided that I wanted to do a song about my friends. I wanted to do a song that was uplifting, rejoiceful — that would reflect their personalities. I do believe that it just end here. That they’ve gone into another life. And that I will see them again.'' - Janet Jackson
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''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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