Vocalist Van McCann sings here about his wandering mind. His head is filled with regrets about people he didn't treat right and mistakes he made. He would rather escape from his thoughts by using drugs and being with pals. He starts the song by singing:
Maybe I don't mind Just getting high in mine We're shouting over music With a friend who's like a brother
McCann told Q magazine the lyric is, "about when I'd moved into a cottage with my mate Larry, and we were having a smoke… shouting over music."
Will.I.am, literally dreamt up "I Gotta Feelin'." Said the Black Eyed Pea: "Have you ever had a dream where there's a melody in your dream? I'll wake up out of my sleep and record that! 'I Gotta Feelin' was one of those songs."