Lead singer Shannon Hoon wrote the lyrics to this song after hearing that he was to be a father. They are about the struggles he had in life that he would teach his child to overcome.
Sadly, Hoon never got the chance to raise his daughter, as he died of a drug overdose in 1995 shortly after the album was released while the band was on tour. Nico Hoon was born just a few months before Shannon's death. The band did what they could to look after her, naming their next album after Nico with proceeds helping to support her financially. In 2013, Blind Melon bassist Brad Smith
told us that Nico is still very much a part of their lives. "Nico comes out and stays with us every year," he said. "Every spring break, she comes out to California and she comes in my studio and we hang out and we write a song. I get her to sing on stuff. I still am very much in contact with Shannon's daughter Nico."