Sexsmith originally wrote this song for another artist before adapting it for himself. He explained to CBC Music
: "I refashioned this song because I initially I wrote it about a year earlier, a different version, for Faith Hill. They asked me, and I thought I don't know anything about Faith Hill, but I thought I would write this song about family or something, family ties, and then they didn't want it. I thought it's a pretty good song, so I just worked on it and made it more personal."