Shelton and Stefani first began dating shortly after the breakdown of their marriages to Miranda Lambert and Gavin Rossdale
respectively. Both were still feeling fragile and this song addresses the struggles that the pair faced at the start of their relationship. "(Go Ahead and Break My Heart is) about some serious insecurities that we had when we first started down this road with each other," Shelton detailed to People
. "We both had trust issues. We were getting over it, but we wrote this song about it, and it's perfect."