Regarding the inspiration for the song, Kerrigan told Songfacts: "Have you ever just thought to yourself, 'Wow. I'm really in this'?
I was driving somewhere, I don't remember where. And I was so in my head, not in the actual moment at all. And I guess traffic kinda came to a slow stop, and suddenly I was aware of my surroundings. Like, here I was thinking about some unimportant bulls--t, and the day was f--king gorgeous. One of those days that are just right. Really pretty clouds, not too hot. My windows were down and the air was perfect.
And here I was, belly fed. Back clothed. Perfect health. Driving my own car... and I couldn't even really appreciate it because I'm in my head thinking about myself probably. And it felt like, 'Why do I feel so unsatisfied? I shouldn't feel like that. I have such a good life. I'm so lucky just to be driving and be alive. And here I am wasting my brain space on some bulls--t.' But even then, I kept thinking how we all travel the same path: alone."