This song was written by former McBride & The Ride singer-songwriter Terry McBride, ("If You See Him, If You See Her
," "All-American Kid
") Tommy Lee James
("She's My Kind Of Rain
," "My Eyes
") and Shane McAnally ("Somewhere With You
McBride, James and McNally wrote the tune on May 4, 2011 at a Franklin, Tennesee cabin owned by McBride. Tommy Lee James had come up with the title that morning. "There was an artist looking for a song that would work really well in a live situation, and I thought asking the audience 'Are you with me' would be a really interesting take on that," he recalled to Billboard
magazine. "What I didn't realize is it works in a larger sense, too. It can work as a love song, like 'I want to do all this stuff in life, are you with me?' It's almost like a marriage-proposal song, if that makes sense: 'I want to have all these adventures. Do you want to do them with me, too?'"