This song finds Bear Mountain's Ian Bevis singing about encountering a former paramour after breaking up with her. "Right away it felt like the song was about an ex-lover," Bevis told Billboard magazine. "'I gave it one last cry, I said my last goodbyes.' You've already said goodbye to this person, and you've moved on, but for whatever reason you see them out one night after some time has passed, and they want to hash up the past. You need to say something stern, almost mean to them in order to really let them know they don't get to hurt you anymore, 'You're such a joke.'"
"On My Own" features the voice of Bear Mountain's fellow Canadian Nelly Furtado. The chart-topping singer also co-wrote the track.