The song is the opening track of Your Life Is a Record
. The album title comes from the first lyrics of "I'll Be Your Sad Song." Clark told The Boot
the record's name is a metaphor for life's different phases, which she chose for its simplicity.
"I'd love to take credit for that, but that brilliant idea was not mine," the singer said. "I was talking about the record with Jessie Jo Dillon, who's a co-writer and a friend of mine, and has several songs on the record. She was like, 'Hey, B, what if you called it Your Life Is a Record?' And I was like, 'I love that.'"