The Underneath Songfacts notes that one of the credited writers for this song is a surprising name. Veteran songwriter Tom Shapiro has been a prominent songwriter on the Nashville scene since the 1970s, and has over 20 country chart toppers on his resume, including hits recorded by Sara Evans, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban.
Strip away the flesh and bone
Look beyond the lies you've known
Everybody wants to talk about a freak
No one wants to dig that deep