In Between

Album: Unapologetically (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This was the last song Ballerini wrote for her second album, Unapologetically. After listening back to the songs she had recorded, she realized most of them dealt with two specific guys: her ex-boyfriend, and her finacé, Morgan Evans. She decided to write a song about herself; "In Between," which deals with her transformation into adulthood, was the result.
  • Ballerini wrote this song with Nashville songwriting stalwarts Jimmy Robbins and Shane McAnally.
  • The song finds Ballerini taking stock of her exact place in the world:

    Sometimes I play grown-up, and sometimes I play pretend

    "Perfect doesn't exist, and I'm exhausting myself trying to be something that isn't real," she said. "And I know if I am feeling that, then ninety percent of the other girls that listen to my songs are feeling that too."

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