Zooey Deschanel told The Sun April 2, 2010: "I had made a demo of this song with a typewriter as percussion because I was tired of using the same drum samples on my demos. It's sort of a girl group-esque song and my piano playing is doing its best Carole King impersonation."
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.
"Piano Man" was inspired by Billy Joel's time playing at a piano bar in Los Angeles. The "real estate novelist" was a guy who always talked about writing a book, but spent all his spare time in the bar.