Liles told Roughstock
how the song came to be written: "I was in Robert Ellis Orrall's office and Roger Springer called. He had written a lot of hits for Mark Chesnutt and others and was saying, 'I'm coming back into town to write. I've been out a couple of years.' So Robert said, 'Come on over.' He came in with the line 'I don't understand why we do what we do to each other,' and we just looked at each other and said, 'Yeah, let's go with that.' We wrote it fast."