Lyrically, this song is a lot easier to navigate than many of G. Love's earlier songs, which are packed with rapid-fire lyrics. This was by design. When he toured Brazil with his Brushfire Records labelmate Donavon Frankenreiter
, he noticed how the crowd was getting into Frankenreiter's songs despite the language barrier.
"When I would get on stage, I had so many words in my songs that people would find it hard to latch on to them," G. said in his Songfacts interview. "When we went home, we went to this surf camp and we played for the kids. I wanted to write a song with a really simple message that these kids and anybody around the world could latch into, and that phrase, 'Peace, Love and Happiness,' just jumped into my head."