Durrette told Access Atlanta
the song originated in the mid 2000s. "I had just broken up with a girl. I was just done. I just wanted to get the heck away," he said. "It's a happy song. But that first part, I needed to get away from the world. I needed to find some water. That's how the first verse and melody came about. I wrote the chorus and bridge with Zac. Jeffrey helped us out with the bridge. He helped us finish the song. We needed it. Coy helped write the second verse."