Vocalist Harry Koisser penned this song when Peace was on tour in Australia. He was feeling lonely at the time. "Everyone was out and I was staying in and writing in hotel rooms," he told NME. "I wanted to write a love song that was more twisted about infatuation."
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.