While Corry's previous single, "Sorry
," recounts a relationship ending badly, "Lonely"' is about getting over that breakup. Said Corry:
"Harlee has done a great job with the lyrics in 'Lonely' because I think a lot of people can relate to that situation. It almost feels like a progression from 'Sorry' because the lyrics in that song suggest a breakup situation, maybe some cheating has gone on, while 'Lonely' sounds like the next chapter in that story - that the person wants to get back together just because they're feeling lonely."