A band composition, this was the first single from their second major-label album, Congratulations... I'm Sorry
, and it was a big hit, spending 10 weeks in the US Top 10 and getting loads of airplay. It was also a last-minute addition.
"We were working on the record, and I'd come home at night to my hotel room, and I had those chords, and finished writing by the time we got home," guitarist Jesse Valenzuela said in a Songfacts interview
. "We'd already finished the record, but I had this great song, so I demoed it up and I sent it to my main A&R man, David Andaly, the great David Andaly, and he said, 'Why are you hiding this thing? Let's put it on the record.' So we went and recorded it right away."