In a 2022 Songfacts interview
, Mo' said the song illuminates particularly tragic moments in the state's history that are often swept under the rug, from the plight of the Choctaw Indians to the 1921 race massacre in Tulsa's Greenwood District, also known as Black Wall Street. The prominent neighborhood was burned to the ground by a white mob on Memorial Day weekend after a Black resident was accused of the attempted sexual assault of a white elevator operator.
"It's said very lightly, but when I get to the bridge, I drop the bomb," he explained. "The lyric goes, 'Greenwood, Archer, and Pine/There lives an elevated mind.' Imagine what that neighborhood must have been like in 1921. This neighborhood was awesome in business. Maybe not because they were such great businessmen, but they were left out of the white world, where they were not allowed to go and do their business, so they had their own neighborhood. Every dollar went around the neighborhood 30 times, so the neighborhood became really rich. There must have been jealousy there and you know what happened."