Jack Met told Genius
about the day that the brothers came up with the idea for the song:
"We were at a concert venue called The Bitter End in New York City," he recalled. "This tiny, little historic venue and Ryan - I believe - went into the bathroom and saw a sticker on the wall that said, The Weaklings, I guess a local band there."
Ryan Met continued: "I remember thinking, 'That's a very AJR'ish thing to say.' I'm weak, to be self-deprecating like that. So, we brought it back to the living room, and I remember the first thing we came up with for this song was, 'I should stay strong, but I'm weak.' That was the punchline of the song that we knew everything had to be circled around that idea."