Jillette Johnson was still living in New York City when she wrote this song, which deals with the overwhelming feeling that came with being a young musician trying to get her feet off the ground in the big city. "I was straddling the line of being aware of how small I was and how huge the mountain I'm trying to climb was," she said on the Songfacts Podcast
. "I was also aware of how romantic of a city New York is, being a young person living there. I was in my early 20s living my dream. I had a record deal and I was touring, so I was in this constant back and forth of being really humbled and also being in a fantasy world."