Gloriana's Tom Gossin penned this song along with the trio's producer Matt Serletic (who has also worked with Matchbox Twenty), and with the Nashville songwriter Tommy Lee James
. The song was inspired by the band's early days when they first met with Serletic before he signed them to his Emblem Music Group. Gossin explained to Billboard
magazine: "Back when Gloriana started, Matt Serletic called us after hearing our demo and asked us to fly to L.A. to meet with him. I started to think about how some people are always trying to track down fame in Hollywood. I thought about how the last time people were in such a hurry to get to California was during the Gold Rush in the 1800s. You could go out there, strike gold, and get rich overnight. In the song I'm drawing a parallel between the two. Back then, it was about physical gold, whereas the gold of today is the allure of fame. It plays into a recurring theme on the record: All the things you had back home will always be more important than the illusion of fame."