A very pregnant Kelly Clarkson wrote this anthem with her producer Greg Kurstin after lamenting with friends about her disappointment with today's society. The intention of the song is to inspire her generation to have a voice and engage in the world around them. She explained to Spin: "When I was writing this song - well first of all, I was very hormonal - I was sitting around and talking with some of my friends, and we were all talking about how I just expected more of our generation. I just expected us, first of all, to be past 'Gay, straight, black, and white.' Like, who cares? Are we still talking about this? We should just have equal rights across the board for every person no matter what you look like, no matter who you like. I don't understand why we're still struggling with these basic, asinine issues. It bothers me."
"So I ended up writing this whole song about it and I had a dream that we were more, That's where the chorus came from. I thought as a kid, I just remember being that ten-year-old girl going, 'I can't wait to change the world.' You dream big when you're little. I guess I look at our generation and we're still talking about the same stuff. That's sad."