India explained with Neal Conan on NPR's Talk Of The Nation how the actress Cicely Tyson inspired the song. "I went to South Africa for the opening of Oprah's Leadership Academy," she said, "and among a slew of other amazing people, Cicely Tyson was there, and she pulled me to the side, and it was like a fantasy, like I want to talk to you, because I love her. And she imparted wisdom to me, like, very intentionally, like you, come here."
"It changed the way I see myself," India continued. "It changed the way I see myself as a performer, and it changed the way that I understand just how life goes. Like, things hurt, and it's meant to. It's part of the human condition. You know, you live your life trying to avoid being hurt and avoid feeling pain, and it's not really - you don't want to run into it, but avoiding it is useless. But she made me really see. She really opened my eyes."