This song shows a different side of the band, but it's not a complete departure as they like to explore different styles. "The only mistake you can make as a songwriter, in my opinion, is not writing a song," Chris Robertson said in a Songfacts interview. "You're going to learn something from every song you write and every song you write is going to mean something to somebody, whether it's a song like 'Sometimes' off our Magic Mountain
album or it's a song like 'Cheaper To Drink Alone
,' the two opposite ends of the spectrum - one very serious song and one just a party, good-time song - you learn from both of those and you take things away from them."