This song finds Isbell contemplating both his parents and his in-laws early entry into parenthood. He explained to Uncut magazine: "Both sets were very young when we were born. The time my mother spent raising me likely cost her a lot of opportunities, and even though she'd never be resentful of that and it's obviously not my fault, I've benefited from it, so I've felt guilty. I think my wife Amanda, has at times felt that way about her mother. The song is my way of looking those things in the eye and dealing with them."