The breakthrough single for R&B singer-songwriter Bryson Tiller, "Don't" finds him singing of a desire to be with a girl that is being mistreated by her man. He explained in an annotation on Genius
: "On this song, I'm not boyfriend number two and I'm not trapped in the friend zone. I'm actually pretending; I jumped out of myself and got into a perspective of somebody else."
"I wasn't doing what I needed to be doing in my relationship at that time and I was kinda fu---ng up, so I thought what if somebody else stepped in the picture? So, I said cool I'm gonna be that person and write a song from his perspective, trying to get my girl. That's something that nobody would know ever."