The soft-rock ballad
"To Be With You" was released on November 25, 1991 as the
second single from the band's second studio album Lean Into It (1991).
It was written and composed by frontman Eric Martin during
his teen years, with guitarist Paul Gilbert contributing to
its melodic arrangements later on. The lyrics were inspired
by a girl Martin knew when he was younger: "This girl had a
lot of boyfriends, who treated her like shit. I wanted to be
the knight in shining armor, wanted to be with her. She
wasn't having it. It never came to play". "To Be With You"
topped the hitlists in the United States, Germany, Canada,
Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland,
Sweden, Norway, Denmark and New Zealand.