In a December 2011 interview with Billboard
, Madonna Nash said of this song: "I wrote that with my husband. I was definitely in that situation with someone in a relationship, where you thought you were giving everything to someone, and you were always the one to say I love you. Then, they do, and you're thinking 'Do you really mean it, or are you just saying that in response to me?'"
"You Never Say It First" runs to nearly four minutes.
Alexander Baron - London, England