Bailey Bryan sums up what this song means to her at the beginning of the video. She shares how she had to say goodbye to someone she loved to chase after her dream of singing. The emotional attachment she has to the words she sings is evident in the performance.
When I hear this song, I think of the breakup that I had to do for myself. I think of the breakup that had to happen even if I didn’t want it to. I think of the breakup I had to go through because he was no good for me. I think about the guy I couldn’t shake feelings for no matter how hard I’d try. It takes some time, but soon the “Hard Drive Home” is over and you eventually make it back alive.