This fan favorite has Dave Matthews thinking about all of the roads he could have taken in life - a flight attendant, a millionaire in Bel Air, a wanderer in Paris. "Could I have been anyone other than me?" he wonders. At a concert in Deer Creek, Indiana, on June 19, 1996, Matthews explained how the song's concept came to him during a laborious trek through his homeland of South Africa:
"It was a long f--king way. Well, I was actually hitchhiking, which you can do sometimes there, and be successful. And I was unfortunately not successful, and I walked my skinny chicken legs off, and I thought to myself... I thought to myself, what the f--k am I going to do with my life? Walking around in the middle of Africa with nothing to do? What am I going to do? What am I going to do? I said, well, hey, I could be an accountant, I could be an explorer, I could be myself, could I be... somebody else?"