Commonly thought to contain a shout out to the movie Superman
("Kryptonite" is the substance that rendered Superman powerless - it could only be found on his home planet of Krypton), and to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon
, Brad says this song has neither. He explains how it all came together: "That line is just like a happenstance line. That song is so little
It's just really about that question. That's just something that everybody can identify with." He says that it was either Part I or II of the Superman
movies that had Superman fighting an enemy in space, where they floated around to the dark side of the moon. He says, however, that he wrote this song before
the movie came out. "And I was like, 'What?!'
he laughs. "And it was after
I wrote that song. That was weird." (Check out our full interview with Brad Arnold