Andrew Bird explained to Drowned In Sound that this song "is from the point of view of someone who is tired of being marketed to or psycho-babbled at."
Bird told Drowned in Sound the story of this song: "A re-imagining of an old song called 'The Confession' which first appeared on Oh! The Grandeur (An album Bird recorded in 1999 when he was with The Bowl of Fire). My old drummer Kevin encouraged me to resurrect it but this time as a pop song instead of sleepy jazz ballad. So we recorded the vocals and guitar and sent the song to Stockholm to be completed by the band Loney Dear. They are great, one of my favorites. It became sort of a sad-but-things-are-looking-up, choral, anthemic indie-ABBA with more depth thing."
The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" came top of a 2013 Spotify poll to find out which songs music fans most commonly hear people singing incorrectly. Many believe Annie Lennox is singing: "Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to disagree?"
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.