Aaron Watson explained the track's meaning to Billboard magazine: "It's a story song, and a little political. At the time, it's very much cultural. It's a song about a dad who lives in Mexico, and he wants to give his daughter a better life. So, they cross the border into Texas, and they make great sacrifices to do so. She falls in love with a boy, and they are living on his ranch. The dad eventually gets caught by the border patrol, and gets sent back, where he gets shot. But, the daughter marries the American boy, and they have a son - so she becomes an American."