How was Tiffany able to sing this song so convincingly at such a young age? "I have been an old soul for a long time," she told Songfacts in 2017
. "When I heard that song, I related to it immediately. I hadn't lived any of that heartbreak, but I understood it. At 14, you go through dating a guy for two weeks and he goes out with your best friend. That is heartbreaking. Your world is falling apart and that is what I could relate it to.
That and also, I lived in a very adult world even before my career. My family had a lot of conflict. There was a lot of love but there were a lot of issues. I saw a lot of people that were older than me – my aunts and my uncles and my mom – make mistakes and get hurt, or trust and get hurt, and love gone wrong. So, I saw that all play out a little bit.
So, as a vocalist I was kind of singing and telling their stories. Songs that I maybe had not had a personal experience with yet, I still understood because of that upbringing, in a weird way. I definitely wasn't raised in a bubble.
Heartbreak songs have always been very therapeutic for me, in a weird way, even when I was younger. And I also was raised listening to country music, which is the king and the queen of heartbreak songs. So, there was always love gone wrong or something like that, and I started singing those songs when I was about six years old."