The song weaves in an interpolation of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi
" on its hook. Rowland recalled to Radio.com
that she was having trouble coming up with a chorus for the tune, which focuses on a man who just can't seem to understand a relationship is over. Then co-writer, Courtney Harrell, stared singing the chorus of "Big Yellow Taxi": "Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."
"[Harrell] started singing and I was like, 'We can't... wait, that's hot," Rowland explained. "It came together like that. It was just perfect how it happened."
Janet Jackson also sampled "Big Yellow Taxi" in her single "Got 'Til It's Gone