In addition to Stephen Barker Liles, the other co-writers were Brad and Brett Warren (who comprise The Warren Brothers), and Robert Ellis Orrall. Liles and Brett Warren told The Boot
the story of the song:
Liles: "Originally the song idea was a guy singing it. It was about him trying to move in on a rebound of this girl going, 'Oh, he left me, and I'm so sad.' Then he goes, 'No, everything's going to be alright ... I'm here!'"
Brett Warren: "It was written from a guy's standpoint ... putting his arm around a girl he likes, going, 'It's OK, you're going to find somebody soon ... maybe in five or 10 minutes!' That's what the whole thing was -- one of those rebound songs about the guy being at the right place at the right time. It was initially for Love and Theft. We loved it, Stephen loved it and Love and Theft's producer loved it, but for some reason it just slipped through the cracks. I stuck it on a demo CD with something else for Martina. She called me back and said, 'I love this song! This is killer. Can we switch some pronouns and some things around to make it work for me?'"
Liles: "In the verse, it used to be 'it ain't wrong baby wrong baby wrong, cuz it feels so right when you put your hand in mine' ... but it probably would've been weird if she was talking about how right it feels holding some girl's hand! [laughs] She changed it to a lot better of a line about he's moving on, good and gone."
Brett Warren: "We didn't know how it would turn out, but she cut it like an old Linda Ronstadt-meets-modern-country-radio sound. It's killer! I love that song. It is commercially one of the coolest songs Brad and I have ever written. I love Stephen and writing with him. He's an open book of wild, crazy melodies and ideas and things."