This was the first song to be released from American Band
. Asked by The Boot
why Drive By Truckers decided to introduce the album to the world to with this track, co-frontman Mike Cooley replied laughing:
"I don't know! You throw that stuff out there... a lot of stuff goes into that. To me, if you were looking for one song that really summarizes everything that's being said, that's a pretty good one - and 'What It Means
' by Patterson is a good one, too, and that was the second single. Maybe the folks that work behind the scenes liked the power of that song and that chorus. That's the closest thing to a sing-a-long chorus that I've ever come up with."