Keith wrote this song with his frequent collaborator, Nashville singer-songwriter Bobby Pinson. He explained the background to this cut on his website: "Someone will call you and say, 'Hey, can you help me move?' And you'll tell them you've got some stuff on your plate, but to hit you back in a couple of days and you'll let them know. So the idea was to tie that into a break-up. The girl leaves you and calls back the next day to check in and see how you're doing. Are you alright? Hell, he has no idea. He's still in a stupor. You just hit me with this yesterday, so call me back when the swelling goes down. I've had my ass whipped, I should know something in a couple of days. So attaching that idea to something didn't quite fit is the clever little twist we put on this song. That phrase ordinarily isn't something you would ever apply to the end of a relationship."