Rob Thomas told Radio.com that this song is, "about that friend everyone has, who, no matter how stable you are, will call you up, you'll go out, and it'll be four in the morning and you've wound up in some weird Thai bar playing Russian roulette. You don't know how you got there, but all of a sudden, you're Frank from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia down in the basement with a towel wrapped around your head."
Rob Thomas wrote this with OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder, whose other writing credits include Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love," Beyoncé's "Halo," and Adele's "Rumour Has It." He told Entertainment Weekly about this collaboration with the prolific songsmith. "We're both songwriters, we're around the same age—he's a little younger," said Thomas. "We hit it off, we had a lot of the same ideals. He was kind of the only person on my list [of collaborators]. He was the first person on my list and he was really hard to get. I had to figure out a way to get out on the road and meet him, because he never stays still. He's like a shark."
"We started off with this 'Wooo-ooo-ooo-woo' thing," he continued. "We were thinking like a version of the Stones' 'Miss You.' And so we started with this beat, but then all of a sudden we came up with this line, 'trust you.'"