Moore begins the song by declaring, "I should've been a cowboy," before vividly describing the outlaw lifestyle. He'd be living in the black hills, drinking doubles of whiskey, always "ready for a quick draw." However, Moore explained to American Songwriter
that rather than pining for the Wild West, his songwriting inspiration came from being cheesed off with modern life.
"I get a little frustrated with the way I see society shaping up and the way everything's become a little vanity-ridden," he said. "Social media to me has gotten out of hand. At times I just feel like I was born at the wrong time and I feel kind of isolated in those thoughts. And then it makes me feel like maybe I'm crusty and jaded. I'm not sure. I'm still trying to process the way I feel sometimes about the way I see everything going."