Hornsby told The Express Night Out that the theme of this song is don't judge the book by its cover. He explained: "You see these prairie dog towns riding in the Dakotas, and they look so cute and loveable and pet-able but in reality they're nasty-ass creatures."
Hornsby added: "I also just thought it was an interesting idea to try and marry hip-hop and a folk song. Me singing along playing dulcimer and singing with this hip-hop beat. And it stays that way for a bit, but then the drums kick in to make it rowdier."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.