This is the title track of Josh Turner's fifth studio album. Turner told The Boot
the title idea came from "one of those days that we all have, where everything just blows up in your face, nothing goes right." The South Carolina native explained that having had, "one of those days," he arrived home and started unloading to his wife about his bad day. He told her, "Sometimes I feel like a punching bag, like life is beating me up." Turner immediately thought, "that could be a huge song title," So he punched it into his phone and saved it.
Turner had built a log cabin on his College Grove, Tennessee property as a writer's retreat and when he got together with longtime friend and songwriting partner Pat McLaughlin to pen some songs there, he shared the title idea with him. His buddy loved the idea and Turner told The Boot: "We knew it had to have attitude, and I definitely wanted to get some boxing reference in there, because of the title. Overall, I wanted to make sure that the song itself was saying what I felt that particular day when I got the idea, because I felt like it something that everyone could relate to. We all have those days when you feel like you're against the world, every little thing goes wrong and your blood pressure is up. And you feel like punching somebody! [laughs] I wanted to convey that emotion within the song, and I think we definitely got the point across."