The song was inspired by a girl that Hunter was attracted to whom he suspected didn't feel the same way about him. "It's funny because it was the night before Valentine's Day and I was trying to think of a cool, clever way to twist the 'be mine' thing," he told The Boot
. "But at the same time I was thinking, 'Here's this girl that I like. In the back of my mind I know that I'm probably not the guys that she would want to be with. So if we were able to spend time together, she'd probably get bored hanging around with me for too long.' So it was kind of like, 'I know you're going to leave.' I knew she was interested in somebody else but ... if I could just have one moment, it was exactly that. 'If you're gonna be somebody's heartbreak, I'm here. Just sayin', waving my hand, be mine.'"