Pardi sings here about a girl that he is "head over boots" for. The song's swinging rhythm was inspired by the Texan dancehalls near his father's home in Hill County, Texas. Pardi spent some time in the clubs toward the end of 2014. A chorus melody emerged while he was at his dad's place, which was still inside Pardi's head when he showed up for a song writing session with Luke Laird ("American Kids
") on January 19, 2015.
Pardi came up with the song's title, which matches the track's Texas dancehall roots early on in the song-writing process.
The married Laird approached the lyrics as a guy happily entrenched with his family. "Most songs are about relationships in one way or another, so I'm inspired by her all the time, whether it's early on in our relationship when we first met or like today, with one kid and one on the way," he told Billboard
magazine. "I'm always drawing from that."
The second verse refers to a woman who's still an inspiration after her hair turns gray. "'Test time and grow old together,'" said Pardi, quoting one line. "That kind of brings it to the point."