Vocalist Jim Adkins muses on this upbeat acoustic track about how difficult it can be to break into the shell that protects human nature: "The heart is hard to find. It's hard to find the heart sometimes," he sings.
The song features backing vocals from Courtney Marie Andrews, a folk singer-songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. She appears on five Invented tracks altogether.
Dido helped shut down a Neo-Nazi Web site after learning it was using "White Flag" to promote its hateful messages. Owners of the site had misinterpreted the track as racist and thought they represented their white supremacy views.