The lead track from Little Seeds, this song about career competitiveness was written by the Shovels & Rope pair in just five minutes. "No matter what career you're in, you find petty jealousy," Carry Ann Hearst told the Wall Street Journal. "This is a story about two bands that came up together and were friends, but in competition - you're watching each other and feeling mutually jealous. It's a silly expression of that."
Dido helped shut down a Neo-Nazi Web site after learning it was using "White Flag" to promote its hateful messages. Owners of the site had misinterpreted the track as racist and thought they represented their white supremacy views.