Steve Diamond and Dennis Morgan wrote the song. Diamond explained the song's lyrical content to The Boot
: "I love songs where the singer is deluding themselves, saying something that the listener knows isn't true. In this song, the singer basically knows the object of the song doesn't have the power to let them let go. It's really up to the singer, but the singer is pretending that the power is with the other person they were formerly in love with. There are some songs out there that do that pretty well - like [George Jones'] 'She Thinks I Still Care' - and I feel we did a pretty good job on this song."