This slow-burning ballad finds Beth Jeans Houghton (aka Du Blonde) at her most vulnerable. "It was one of those songs that just kind of pours out; it wasn't hard to write," said Houghton. "I was listening to a lot of Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin at the time, and I was really into their way of putting a lot of honesty and emotion into their songs."
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.