You Got Me

Album: Like a Rose (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • Monroe wrote this dark and haunting song of helpless desire with Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild. "It's about an addiction to something," the Pistol Annie explained, "one thing or another, whether you're stuck in a bad relationship or alcohol or whatever it, and you try to hide it and fight it but you're kind of saying, 'Alright, you got me.'"
  • The song originated during Monroe's slumbers. "I was going through some personal stuff where I felt that something had me, and that melody came to me in my sleep," she explained to Billboard magazine. "Karen Fairchild, from Little Big Town, was coming over the next day to write, and I had recorded the melody into my phone as soon as I woke up. We wrote it pretty quick. It could be about any kind of addiction, drugs, alcohol, a bad relationship, grief, anything that has you. I wanted to capture that feeling of hiding something that is not good for you."
  • Little Big Town provides harmony vocals and the song also features a string section. "I felt the strings brought out the pain and the haunting feeling of the melody," Monroe told Billboard magazine. "When Little Big Town comes in, it's like a choir of angels. It breaks your heart – in a good way."

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