The message of the song is that everyone of Puerto Rican ancestry is united, wherever they might live now, by the island. Miranda explained to Billboard
"In the wake of the hurricane, there was this terrible silence where we [Puerto Ricans who live off the island] just didn't hear anything. The power grid was destroyed, there was no cell service. And what I saw most on Facebook or Twitter were my friends and my family listing the names of towns: 'My godmother is in Hatillo; My uncle is in Isabela.' These towns that I know so well because our island is not that big. I thought I could work all 78 towns in Puerto Rico into the lyrics of this song and if we did our job right, these towns will never be forgotten again. It's the shared ancestry. Whenever you meet somebody from Puerto Rico, you go, 'De dónde eres?' (Where are you from?) Your town is your identifier. I thought of lyrics that would unite us."