This heartbreaking yet triumphant autobiographical tale is the title track of singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe's sophomore album. The song was the product of Ashley's first writing session with Nashville legend Guy Clark
. "I was trying to pitch him my best ideas," she recalled to Billboard
magazine, "and he just looked up at me, and said 'Tell me about you.' So, I started to tell him about myself, about my dad dying, and told him all these things, and at the end, I said, 'But, look, I turned out like a rose.' I don't know why I said that, I guess it was a nervous way to wrap up my story. He looked at me and said, 'Well, why don't we just write that.'"