Scantlin wrote this song with Jimmy Allen, Puddle Of Mudd's original guitarist. They were good friends and worked together at a printing business owned by Allen's parents. Allen wasn't part of the band when they signed their record deal, but he's credited as a songwriter on "Drift And Die," "Blurry," and "She Hates Me."
"We would sit there and write, and he actually wrote a lot of the lyrics on that, and the music," Scantlin told Songfacts
regarding "Drift And Die."
"Jimmy was writing, and then I would come over he would fire up a joint or something, and he would show me his idea," he added. "Then he was like, 'Come up with some killer melodies.' So that's how that went down."