Kristine W wrote this song with Robert Dougan, who produced the track. The lyrics were inspired by her experiences in Las Vegas, where Kristine went to college after she earned scholarship money by winning the Miss Washington pageant. The city is glamourous and exciting, but there is also a dark undercurrent of poverty and despair, which can be a lot to handle when you're struggling to make a living among fierce competition. In our interview with Kristine W
, she explained: "You see a lot of people that come to Vegas, they're going to win the big one, and they gamble and gamble and gamble until they have nothing. And you see them out there. I especially saw them at UNLV because they always ended up on the corner of Tropicana and Maryland Parkway. They'd have the cardboard signs, 'I just need enough money to get to this,' or 'I just need a sandwich.' Well, yeah."