This story of moving west is a duet between vocalist Jim Adkins and folk singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews, who is on five Invented tracks all together. "She plays around Phoenix," explained guitarist Tom Linton to Chart Attack. "She's a folk artist. Jim met her at a show and started talking to her. He had her come down to the studio and it ended up working out."
The reference to Grateful Dead in this song does not mean Jimmy Eat World are fans of the legendary rockers. Lead singer Jim Adkins said in a track-by track on the Friends or Enemies website: "I can't stand the Grateful Dead. But, I just really thought the character in this song would have one of their bootlegs as they drove across country looking for something new."