This song is a contemplative look at Lori McKenna
's upbringing as she pays tribute to her father. He raised Lori and her five siblings alone after her mom died when she was only six. McKenna has continued to live in her hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts, so she can keep an eye on her aging dad, rather than making the move to Nashville. It's only now that he's reached the age of 83 that she's penned a song for him.
"I never had a song for my dad," McKenna mused during a Country Music Hall of Fame event, "and I think it was probably because it's sort of too close, you know? Like, he's right there. It's almost easier to write a song for someone that isn't with us anymore."