This song was inspired by a trip the band's vocalists, Nick Hexum and Doug "S.A." Martinez, took to Jamaica. They made it their mission to avoid the tourist hangouts and join the locals, which took them to various dance halls. A reggae festival happened to be taking place at the time, which made it easy for them to absorb the sounds of the island.
"We were very inspired by the rhythms going on," Hexum said in his Songfacts interview
. "That was in 1998, the one year that we didn't tour in the summer. That was our one summer off that we've ever taken in our entire career. So we did a lot of putting roots down and also just traveling for fun, and we came back from that Jamaica trip and that song came out real nice and easy. It's still a crowd favorite."