Song Origin

A common thread of fan folklore about the song is that JT went to Mexico but became so ill he couldn’t leave his hotel room – thus “I’ve never really been.” JT told Leeza Gibbons in 1992 that “Mexico” came to him while taking a break during the recording of the album of the same name. “I went down to spend a long
weekend in Mexico with some friends down in Puerto Vallarta and while I was down there, this thing just … sometimes you go some place, you know?”