In a Songfacts interview with ZZ Ward
, she explained that it wasn't her that endured what she's singing about here. "I wrote that one about a situation my brother was in," she said. "He was in a relationship, and it was not working out for him. He was trying to end it, and he couldn't. I had thought about when I was in situations like that."
"I'll always be his shoulder to cry on," she added. "It reminded me of something like a cannonball, where you really, really want to end it with this person, but you're so scared to feel the pain. The hanging on every time you go back in takes the pain away, so you keep doing it."