For many years Sister Hazel frontman Ken Block struggled with alcohol and drug issues. And during that time he became frustrated by the idea that he felt misunderstood by a lot of people. "I wrote that song before I got clean and sober, actually," he says. "There's a couple of lines in there like, 'Strange is just a different point of view,' and if you could come in here, inside my head, and see what I see, and how beautiful I see this, or how much potential I see here. I might get distracted by this shiny object," he laughs, "but sometimes I look down and I get into this little world of creativity or emotion or whatever, and I think that's where the beauty lies. And I think a lot of times people just kind of leave you because they don't understand what you're dealing with or what you're going through. And so I just kind of felt like if people could come in and see the way I saw the world and how much beauty and intensity and passion and struggles and triumph, they could get in and they could relate and they could understand."
"I never really was a praying person. And one of the reasons for that was because I got caught up in the language, and I felt like if I didn't use the right language, or I said something wrong, or that more importantly I was stuck in the mortal framework of language, and I couldn't get past that, that I was saying it wrong and that I was going to mess up or something. And then all of a sudden one day it occurred to me that if there's a God or a higher power of my understanding, then he's just taking a look in there, and all I have to do is let him look in there. It's not about words, it's about seeing the world that's in my head, or seeing what's in my heart. Because you can't really put a word, or words, to explain a feeling or an experience. You can try, you can really try, but if you could get inside my head, or I could get inside your head, then maybe I'd get it more. I'd understand it more. And I felt like at that time I was really struggling with a lot of things and feeling like people weren't able to see where I was coming from, and that was kind of what that song was about."