"I'm Gonna Be" is a joyous celebration of letting loose without caring what other people think.
I do what I want, Tom Ford on the yacht, ooh Richard Mille my watch, thousand dollar Crocs, ooh They tryna tell me that it's luck You probably think I made it up
Post has talked in past interviews about his affinity for Crocs. The rapper's fandom of the much-maligned plastic footwear fits in with the song's message of having fun and living your own truth.
The uplifting track contrasts with the majority of the songs on Hollywood's Bleeding; they find Malone angry and/or depressed, usually because of friends or lovers letting him down. He told Spotify:
"I wanted to put in positivity and also the sad stuff. But, I like this record 'cause I think it's an encouragement to everyone who might be struggling with self-confidence, or whatever, to just do whatever the hell you want 'cause you're a rockstar. And just be yourself, and don't listen to anybody. And that's a message that I talk about a lot but it's something that I really believe in. 'Cause nowadays it's tough, there's a lot of people that want to bring you down, and tell you that your pants are too tight."
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."