Speaking with the New York Press, Vega described this as a "fake country song." "I started writing songs when I was 14," she said. "The first songs were like fantasy songs. The first song I wrote was a song called 'Brother Mine,' and I was 14, and it was kind of like a fake country song. I've never lived in the country, but I was really into country music for about a couple of months."
"It was like a fantasy of being a country girl getting new shoes for my brother," she continued. "There was this line about I have to go into town and get them Friday night, that sort of thing. We were right in the middle of Manhattan, so… Those were my first songs. They weren't about anything real, they were about this fantastic life of escape. And there were similar songs about running away, traveling, being on the road, which I had never been. Those first songs had a big element of fantasy."