In a 2019 Songfacts interview
, Potenza shared one of many painful memories that influenced the song: "My freshman year of college I took voice. My very first voice class, the teacher looked at me with a sad face, and she said, 'Is there something else you can major in? Trying to be a singer with your voice is gonna be a bit like trying to run a marathon with a broken leg.' I was devastated, but I turned that into art. My point I guess is, no one can stop you. There's a million reasons why what you want is impossible. So think outside the box and go get it. Why not me?"