In the recent story about the recent passing of Valerie Carter there was an interview with Valerie, and in it, Valerie clearly implied that “Up From Your Life” was written by Don Grolnick. Talking about her idea of having a “Dirge Night” where everyone at a club plays sad songs, she said:
VC: So you just pick all the saddest, most tear-jerking songs, and those are my favorite. “Look Up From Your Life” just kills me. I see Don Grolnick’s face, and I just go somewhere.
However, the liner notes to the album it’s on (Hourglass) say: