Structurally, "Over My Head" was inspired by the Lenny Kravitz song "Let Love Rule
"The way Lenny Kravitz wrote that song, it was real 'Beatle sensible,'" Pinnick said in a Songfacts interview
. "It had this real Beatle vibe to it, but when you got to the chorus, the song was building, building, building up for the chorus. But all of a sudden, he comes into 'let love rule,' and it didn't bring it up, it brought it down. That was the first time I ever heard a chorus that was anticlimactic, but it works.
So when I wrote 'Over My Head,' when I got to, 'Music, oh, oh, oh, lord,' I purposely left it at that level just to be like Lenny Kravitz."