This was one of the last tracks that Don Broco wrote for Technology. Vocalist Rob Damiani told Kerrang the story behind the song.
"When we first signed to our old label we went to the US to shoot the videos for two songs on our previous album, Automatic. We were out in LA, wearing white suits and getting taken to lovely restaurants. We were very naive in thinking we had made it. This song was a reaction to the facade."
This is sung by Don Broco's drummer and backing vocalist Matt Donnelly.
The line in John Mellencamp's "Cherry Bomb" that sounds like "that's when a smoke was a smoke" is actually "that's when a sport was a sport," according to the published lyric. In that sense, "sport" is an endearment for someone of good nature.