Differing from the musically ornate first single "Slip Away," "Go Ahead" is a more minimalist offering with spare, but direct lyrics. Over skittering beats and light, glitchy melodies, Hadreas defiantly deflects unsolicited commentary.
"What you think?/ I don't remember asking," he sings. "What you mean?/ Baby, take a seat/ Now watch me/ Watch me walk on by/ Honestly/ Next one won't be free/ Go ahead, go ahead and try." Later, Hadreas confidently notes that he's "already walking in the light."