Williams and White wrote this song with the Nashville writer Chris Lindsey, who co-wrote the Lonestar #1 hit "Amazed
." Lindsey was married to another top songwriter, Aimee Mayo. He told the story of the song when he was a guest on the Songfacts Podcast
"I was going to write at EMI downtown with them, and I was running a little late. Well, Aimee and I are pretty famous for fighting, and we had about a two-day fight going on and it culminated right before I left. I took the title in based on that fight with Aimee before I left, and there are three or four lines in that song that came out of Aimee's mouth, directed at me. One of them was, 'You think your dreams are the same as mine.' She threw something at me and screamed that out in our driveway. There are two lines in that song she said verbatim that I took.
So I was completely roiled up. I went down there and threw this title out. I never picked up a guitar, which was unusual for me - 75 percent of the time I'm the music guy in the room, but with those two I had a lyric pad, threw out the title and just started slinging lyrics. It's the only song I've ever been on where I've written most of the lyric, not the music. They obviously had a lot of lyrics too, but it just came to me: 'I don't love you but I always will.' It's another me and Aimee thing. They brought their worlds to it too, but from my side, it was like 'Amazed' after the honeymoon. A more mature love song."