The song was written by singer-songwriter Jennifer Hanson, Mark Nesler and Marty Dodson. Hanson recalled to The Boot
the writing of the song: "It was one of those magical days when the three of us wrote this song. I had the idea of 'Let Me Down Easy' in my notebook for some time. I threw out the idea to Mark and Marty, and they both loved it immediately.
The three of us really pulled our creative ideas together. Mark came up with a fantastic melody that set the tone for the song and the direction we wanted to go. Marty really helped out with the lyrics by putting a cool spin on the idea, with 'if I fall, let me down easy.'"