Sheryl Crow wrote this song with her guitarist and go-to collaborator Jeff Trott
. Lyrically, it's about our political chiefs' squishy relationship with the truth.I wouldn't want to be like you
You tell a lie, you tell a lie, you tell a lie
But that don't make it true
Crow explained to Apple
: "It's about the fact that while we're teaching our kids that the truth matters, we're seeing it become an inconvenience to people at the top of our government."