Lead singer Gavin Rossdale
wrote this about his ex-girlfriend, Suze DiMarchi. She was lead singer of a band called Baby Animals.
Rossdale had written songs with other people, but this was the first one he wrote on his own. It gave him a lot of confidence and inspired him to keep writing.
Rossdale said of this song: "It was written in the context of half regret, half celebration and just being objective about the situation of coming down from that high and dealing with those intense emotions."
Reflecting on this song in 2017, Rossdale told Entertainment Weekly: "I liked the idea of euphoria. But having that euphoria has a comedown. It's inside your brain and just says, 'I'm having the greatest time, and I don't want to stop.' But most of the time, people lose that zone and it changes and you're like, 'No, I didn't want this.' And that's such a common feeling. I watched it being sung every night - it's one of the songs where I can step back and let the people sing. It's the best feeling in the world as a songwriter."
The video was directed by Jake Scott, who used perspective and other camera tricks to create some odd optics, as the viewer sees the band performing as if looking through a peephole.