Gilbert told The Boot
the song has a second meaning. "In my career, there's a lot of pressure," he explained. "You had to move to Nashville if you were going to make it. I never really bought into it, but I agreed to take some writing appointments with some people from Warner Chappell."
Gilbert had a co-write set up with a guy named John Eddie but he and his girlfriend had a fight before he left, so the singer-songwriter decided he needed to get his priorities in order.
"I was on the way up to Nashville to write with him," he said. "To make a long story short, I ended up turning around and going home and canceling the appointment. We rescheduled with him, and that day we wrote about what happened the day I cancelled ... It was just a real experience."