This soulful track from LA-based singer-songwriter Teddy Grossman is about coming to terms with unrequited love. In a 2022 Songfacts Podcast interview
, Grossman said the single, which is featured on his debut album, was based on a real-life relationship that fizzled. "It's about a friend, but there was a time when the relationship had a romantic tilt," he explained. We've all been there, but it was a situation where I pined after someone for a long time and we eventually started dating. I was new to town and there were a lot of wonderful memories, but it became pretty apparent that it wasn't going to be 'the thing.' It's an age-old story where you're just not seeing the love reciprocated, and it can drag on you for a while, but then eventually it comes to this point where it's like, okay.
There's that Frank Ocean line [from 'Self Control
'] where it's like, 'wish we grew up on the same advice and our time was right' - and timing being such a crucial piece in all this. I finally turned a corner on this and that is really what the song is about at its core in a simple, sweet way."