The cut references Dolly Parton's famous song
, as the narrator pleads with Jolene to keep her hands off her guy. "This song has kind of ended up being 'The Ballad of Jolene,'" Nettles told Billboard
magazine. "It wasn't intended that way, as the concept was saying 'I don't want to end up being that girl.' This woman has obviously been bamboozled, and it wasn't her plan going in. When she found out there was somebody else, she called and told her that it wasn't really her fault."
As Nettles and Walker continued to write the song, it took on a different feel. "That idea presented itself of 'What if it was Jolene calling," said the singer, "and saying 'I really don't want your man. This is not who I want to be. I want to let you know I'm not that girl, but he's being that guy.'"