Lyrically, this song finds an initially reluctant Samantha Gongol deciding to make the most of a Friday night out in a club. The song is the first track on the Act One
album and sets the scene for a series of tracks that deal with a conflicted relationship. "Down" is an invitation, but it doesn't necessarily have a happy ending. Near the end of the album on the track "Same Thing," the couple is in a rut, just going through the motions to soothe their desires.
"I like writing stuff that is open to interpretation, so it can be about all sorts of things," Jeremy Lloyd explained in a Songfacts interview
. "We see it as the intro to our debut album, where we're like, 'Are you down? Come on in, here comes the show.' We started our shows with it for a while. It can be an invitation to whatever you imagine."