Adult contemporary singer-songwriter Gavin DeGraw found himself working with co-writers for the first time on his fourth album, Sweeter, as a way to broaden his horizons. This is one of two songs he wrote with Andrew Frampton, who is known for his work with Natasha Bedingfield and The Script. "Co-writing with other people changed everything for me," said DeGraw. "Not only did it open my mind to new ideas, but it changed the way I wrote on my own. Playing all these different styles with other musicians led me to think about things differently when I was working by myself. I was able to tap into things I do live, dabbling with some of that late '60s, early '70s R&B stuff; I was able to record all the styles of music that I like and put them on one album. It was great to take my leash off and experiment. Although it doesn't stray too far from what I've done, I think it's the first album I've made that has caught my true sound."
The song finds DeGraw casting himself as the romantic bad guy as he confesses, "I know a woman's nature/There's nothing you can save here/Me, I run every time."
John Lennon's lead guitar work on Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" proved to be his final creative act. It was upon their return home after completing laying down the track that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman.