Mike Eli wrote this song with Lori McKenna
and Phil Barton. It was inspired by the Eli Young Band singer's relationship with his wife, Kacey. Eli recalled the session that produced this song to The Boot
"Lori is obviously this animal when it comes to writing, and that's one animal you really don't want to tame. I think when we had the idea, we started moving towards 'Skin & Bones' being this title, [and] we had to establish what kind of love song this was going to be."