The song is a celebration of the bad decisions we all make. Smith explained to Billboard
he is examining three types of choices.
1) The stupid stuff we do in our personal lives – things we know aren't doing us any good, but we just can't help ourselves.
2) The decision to stay in a relationship when you realize it's leading you into a destructive place, but you don't want to let go of it.
3) Collective decisions on a macro scale such as elections, which "ultimately we all have to live through."