The song originally came to Tom Gossin in a dream. "I remembered one piece of it," he told The Boot
, before singing the lines, "Let me see your light. Let me see your light." "I was like, 'I don't even know what that means.'"
When Gossin brought the idea to Rachel Reinert and Ross Copperman during a writing session, they realized the potential of the lyric. "I was like, 'How do we make this fit?'" Reinert recalled. "Because a lot of our songs are relationship songs. This particular one, why it's so special to me, it's not about a relationship but more about a universal love thing. Lighters standing for your light. All of us go through ups and downs. We're all in this together."