This was originally written by Jermaine Dupri, ("It's Like That
," "You Make Me Wanna
") before Cuomo made some modifications. The Weezer singer explained to Billboard
magazine: "He sent me a demo that was kind of like a half-finished song. I absolutely loved it, I thought it was totally fun. But it was just a little too much about partying and being ecstatic. I don't know... I like it when songs have kind of conflicting tones in them, so I tried to change the lyrics, and I just couldn't. Every line I came up with just sounded stupid compared with his, so I went back and changed the music, and gave it some very sad chords filled with longing. That changed the meaning of the lyrics. I managed to change some tension in the lyrics without changing a word. He said he loves it."