Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley each take a turn to drop a verse describing a night of hard living and the morning after, while Miranda Lambert croons the chorus.
We're right on the brink Burned out like prom queens It's all mirrors and smoke rings So stop, drop and roll one
The song was birthed during an especially fruitful songwriting session at Lambert's Tennessee farm. Ashley Monroe recalled: "Miranda said, 'Girls, we're on fire I think…' and then she said, 'So stop, drop and roll one!'"
The trio then began trading lines about the flawed characters enjoying not-so-sober nights at some downbeaten honky-tonk.
"Stop, drop and roll" is what American schoolchildren are taught to do if they find themselves on fire. This song is a play on that phrase, advising to stop, drop and roll a joint if metaphorically on fire.
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.