Gomez wrote most of the lyrics, while Trott brought a rock edge to the folk-leaning track. Trott told Songfacts: "Max usually just performs solo, with an acoustic guitar, maybe somebody else backing him up, so he never really had a band behind him. But for that record, he really wanted to have a band and make it more of a bigger record. We had to approach the songs in a slightly different way.
It's got a little bit of a Creedence Clearwater, like old Americana vibe to it, but it's a little more interesting than just a straight Americana record."
He added: "I think he had a romance that went bad, and it really put him off of being in a relationship. He was thinking, I'm probably better off being a gypsy and just living like that because I just haven't been able to figure out why I attract people that I should probably be running away from. Anybody can probably relate to that." (Check out our full Jeff Trott interview