A Great Big World explained the background of this song to The Huffington Post
: "We had recently quit our day jobs and were 'full-time' musicians and writers for the first time," they said. "We were stepping into a new role in life and really honing in on our dreams. This was us venting and sort of rebelling against the norm and what was expected of us. It was a way to tell ourselves that we could have it all if we wanted it."