Joel and Benji Madden wrote this as a letter to their dad, who cheated on their mother and walked out on their family when they were 16. After over a decade without contact, the brothers reunited with their dad in 2008. Joel told Alter the Press in 2011: "It was kind of awkward when saying, 'Sorry about all those songs we wrote about you. You must be pretty angry,' but he didn't care. He's like, 'I'm proud of you guys, the way you handled yourselves and the men you became. That's all I could have asked for. I'm a man and I can take it.' That's what my dad taught me my whole life."
Melanie - Tacoma, WA