Anxiety isn't a topic you would hear discussed in a serious way in a Van Halen song, but Wolfgang wasn't trying to emulate Van Halen, the group he was a part of from 2007 until the end, when his father, Eddie Van Halen, had to shelf it because of health problems (he died in 2020). It was important for Wolfgang that he carve out his own musical identity, which he did with full support an encouragement from his father; Eddie listened to all his demos for the album.
Van Halen songs, at least the ones sung by David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, were often about some combination of girls and fun. Wolfgang, though, used his lyrics in this song and others to express his concerns about mental health. According to Wolfgang, his father had a great deal of anxiety that manifested in a drinking problem. Wolf, determined to find a better way to manage his, expresses his concerns in his music.
"Back in the day, it was like, 'Why are you sad? Cheer up!' And it's more a chemical thing than a 'Why don't you smile more?' kind of thing," he told Songfacts. "I think it was looked on more as a joke back in the day, and now it's being taken more seriously, as it should."