This heartbreaking reflection on a broken relationship was inspired by something Billy Ray's father said to him when he was a teenager. "I was worried about some stuff going on at school, baseball and my little girlfriend at the time," recalled Cyrus to The Boot
. "Dad said, 'Son, don't waste your life worrying about thing beyond your control or things can't be changed with all the worry in the world. Be happy. One of these days you're going to look in the mirror and looking back at you is going to be an old man. You don't want to be standing there with regrets [thinking] I lived the best part of my life and the majority of my life worried about things that didn't matter anyway.'
"Well, as usual, my dad was right," he continued. "I went ahead and worried my whole life, spent probably 90% of my brain worrying about things. I wished then that I had the attitude that I have now. I think now I've come to a place where you know what? I'm an old guy who loves to make music. I love to write songs and this is what I look like and this is what I do. This is my life."