In 2007, Josh Kelley
married the actress Katherine Heigl, who for some reason didn't take his name and become the much more alliterative Katherine Kelley. This song, which he wrote with Rachel Thibodeau and Kyle Jacobs, was inspired by her. Says Kelley: "Because of Katie's and my different schedules, each time we have to leave each other, when we hug, neither one of us wants to let go. I keep thinking, wouldn't it be great if I could just say, 'Forget it, I'm staying.' It's interesting that when we were recording 'Don't You Go,' I initially sang in a higher octave, but it didn't covey the intensity the song deserved."