Hammack isn't trying to slag off her hometown in this song - she makes it clear that she's the hypocrite, not the folks who live there. "It's not that the town itself is hypocritical," she told American Songwriter
. "It just seemed to be the men I was attracted to were the dreamers that would scheme and say, 'Oh, I'm gonna get out of here.' The people that hated the small town for some reason and complained about it constantly, but then never left."
"I had these wings," she added. "I cut them off, put them in a box, and started looking at wedding rings. That was the small-town hypocritical side of myself."