The idea for the song came to Kristian Bush
after a writer friend of his walked out the door and said, "I've never seen a hearse with a trailer hitch."
"As we went through it, it was very easy to walk into the shoes of, 'Let's write a song that's fun that has a message that also matters. Let's just not bang over anybody's head with it.' We probably have one too many things in our life. All of us. We can probably give at least one of them back or away," Bush told Radio.com
. "You can't take it with you when you go. It is a question and it isn't an answer of a song. It's just a question, why do we all want to die rich? Isn't there something we can do with that?"