The chorus is a play on three things guys often find themselves saying in an effort to end an argument with their ladies:
I was wrong
It won't happen again
Tracy Byrd reveals the truth:
We ain't wrong
We ain't sorry
It's probably gonna happen again
In a Songfacts interview with Paul Overstreet
, he explained how this came about:
"A friend of mine, Dick Furman, I went down to the Cayman Islands to go scuba diving with him, and Franklin Graham was there too. He was telling us his marital advice: All you have to do is touch your wife, rub her back for 15 minutes a day and everything's going to be great. I was like, 'OK.'
But they owned this car with another couple, and they took the car to get air in the tanks to go scuba diving. We came back and he told us, 'I'm a doctor, and when I scrub up, if I get there to prep a patient late, they're mad, so I just tell them, 'I was wrong, I'm sorry, it will never happen again.'' That was his marital advice to me and Franklin. That's all you gotta say. What can they say back?
Well, we were in the garage working on the tanks and his wife comes out with the mad-at-you quick-step, saying, 'I thought you were going to be back in 40 minutes.' And he says, 'Well sweetie, we were back...' He just started arguing with her. He walked away and I said, 'Where was the I'm sorry, I was wrong, it's never going to happen again?'
So I was telling some guys and Rory, the other writer, about that, and we just turned it around: 'We ain't wrong, we ain't sorry, and it's probably going to happen again.'"