Allan has a long history with Odie Blackmon but this was the first time they added Sarah Buxton to their writing partnership. Blackmon told Roughstock
: "We thought bringing Sarah in on a write might be a fun thing to do. She had a little piece of the verse and melody and the word 'pieces.' We all started talking about it and what it meant to us. None of us are young folks any more. We've all lived some life and we were talking about the pieces of our lives ... all the different pieces that has brought us to where we are today, whether they were good or bad pieces. I don't think in my early 20s I'd known that."
"Sarah started writing the melody on a piano," added Blackmon. "But it took on a different life with Gary and I playing guitar. I was playing electric and Gary was playing acoustic. When we went in to demo the song, it took on a different life with more of a tempo and groove thing to it. I am so proud of the song and how everything fell into place."