In this song, Nataly Dawn considers the emotion of joy as if it were a person. She'll show up when you don't expect her, but can leave without warning, and you don't know when you'll ever see her again.
"Lyrically, it's so hard to write happy songs," Dawn explained in a Songfacts interview
. "It's so hard for them not to just feel so saccharin and that this person has clearly never endured hardship. I have trouble writing happy songs and that's because I, as a human, have trouble letting myself experience moments of joy. It's just hard for me to not have my brain immediately go towards negative thoughts of, 'This won't last, you don't deserve this. Someone else is suffering right now.' If I'm having a happy feeling, my brain gets offset by a negative voice. This song was about trying to acknowledge that. The idea that joy is fickle. Joy isn't gonna hang out forever, but also when joy is there you should really just stop what you're doing and enjoy it."