This song finds Brett Young recalling how he fell fast for a girl as he listened to her "life story on the hood of a '64 Cadillac." He used the "1-2-3-Mississippi" count to keep himself himself calm.One, I'ma lean in to kiss you
Two, say a little too much too soon
Three, try not to forget to breath
I need a 1-2-3, Mississippi
Young told Billboard
: "I think every little boy remembers counting alligators or Mississippis when they grew up playing sports, and so I think the spin on it that we put, where it's not sports, but it's a girl - it's the mechanism that the guy has learned to kind of calm or slow himself down - I think is a cute little trick."