In an interview with Juicybands.com, lead singer Jared Leto said of this song: "In a general sense, it is about a desire for renewal, by seeing things through other peoples eyes. A different way of looking at things, but I'd rather let people take their own understanding and meaning from the song. I think that is one of the exciting things about music, the interpretation, from individual to individual and how so many things can change."
It really was so easy for Linda Ronstadt to score a hit with her Buddy Holly cover of "It's So Easy." She would sometimes change the lyric to: "It's so easy to have a hit, all you have to do is recycle it."