Billy Ray produced the album and wrote or co-wrote most of the songs. However, this one, which sees Cyrus duetting with the New York rapper King Phaze, came from outside the group. The tune was originally penned by Morris Joseph Tancredi, a young musician who was the Country star's driver when he was in Vancouver, shooting his 2009 film, Christmas in Canaan
. When Tancredi asked Cyrus what he'd been doing musically, Billy Ray played him "Crawl," the first song he wrote for Brother Clyde, which was inspired by the Mumbai bombings. He recalled to The Boot
: "It saddened and angered me so much. All that blood, people crying... I just cranked up my amp and played, 'You better crawl.' It came as ugly as it sounds.
(Tancredi) said, 'That's straight up alternative rock.' Then he said, 'I have some stuff of my own you've gotta hear.'" This tune was one of the songs that Tancredi played to Cyrus.