According to the Come Back Song Songfacts, prior to performing Come Back Song at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville on June 7, 2010, Rucker explained it: "It's a little Country tune that I wrote with Chris Stapleton, who's got that R&B groove to his writing, and Casey Beathard. It's one of those groovy little tunes about that guy who really messed up, you know? And he knows it."
I woke up again this morning
And wouldn't you know it, pouring rain
I went and burned a pot of coffee
And like us I poured it down the drain