AJR had been working on the song for nine years; eventually everything came together when they had it speak to people's contemporary lifestyles.
I wake up and I'm not so mad at Twitter now
Livin' sucks but it's suckin' just a little now
And I don't wanna cry no more
So I set my bar real low
Ryan Metzger explained to ABC Audio the final step was making the song about the present world. "Whether it be politics or who the president is, or whatever," he said. "We had this song that we knew was a relatable concept But then it was like, 'OK, how do we AJR-ify it and contextualize it in a place where people feel like, 'Oh, my God, this is my song right now!?'"
"That's where some of the lines, like, 'I wake up and I'm not so mad at Twitter now,' came from," Ryan continued. "You could take it in many different ways, whether it's about politics or about about what[ever]. But that's how we kind of turned it into 'OK, only, AJR could put out this song.'"