Zoe told MTV news that this song, "will really reach your deepest depression - your most vivid, confused visuals in your life. The things you go through, that confuse you - anything that's not a great feeling." He added: "People aren't joyful all day. I wanted to make a couple of songs that will touch people, make them say, 'Hey, man, I feel like that too.' I was feeling like that at the time. I know [there's] no one way to make a hit. A hit is a hit. The video we wanted to touch down on - no clubbin', a whole bunch of jumping up and down - we wanted to make a real video. I think that's my best video to this day."
Miami rapper Rick Ross makes a cameo appearance in the music video.
In The Beatles "When I'm 64," Paul McCartney asks a woman if she'll still be there for him when he's 64. In 2006, he got his answer when shortly before his 64th birthday, he and Heather Mills separated.
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.