The song recounts a relationship between father and son, covering the early years when he idolizes his dad to the time when he realizes his father isn't perfect.
Someday, Gilbert told People
, his own son, Barrett, will learn about his dad's past battles with alcohol and opiate addiction: "At some point, he'll actually look things up on the internet and find out that, 'Hey, my dad's not quite a superhero. He was quite the opposite there for a minute.' Man, I'm dreading that."
He'll do his best to make sure Barrett hears the full story that his father turned from his "bumpy" past. "I hope he goes, 'Oh, well, my dad started making some different decisions even before I came into the picture,'" Gilbert said.