Palmer says that this song is about "people trying to mess with you when you're already taken." She wrote it with fellow Nashville denizens Rick Beresford and Deanna Walker.
In our interview with Rissi Palmer, she said this song was inspired by an ex, who she declined to name. "He was trying to pursue me through several mutual friends when he heard I had gotten married," she said. "It really is true that you're nobody (to your exes) until somebody loves you."
The lyric is peppered with sayings Palmer's beloved grandmother uttered, including "Hit dog's gonna holler," and "A hard head makes a soft behind."
When "Nothin' On You" reached #1 on the Hot 100, B.o.B became the first American act whose name is a palindrome to top the chart. The other two who did so prior to the Atlanta rapper were both Scandinavian groups - ABBA and A-Ha.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.