This is a very personal song written by Smash Mouth's guitarist, Greg Camp. He got married about a year before the band landed their record deal, and when they took off, he found himself leading a very different life, dedicating himself to his career while his wife bared the burden. "I was just this guy that was working, home all the time, and in a band for fun," he said in a Songfacts interview
. "And then all of a sudden I'm gone. I'm on the road, and when I get back, I'm in the studio, and then I'm on the road again. And I'm traveling around and doing interviews and doing all these sorts of things that a band that's on fire is doing, and it was sort of like, 'I'm sorry I wasted your time. But this is what I'm doing. This is apparently what I'm supposed to be doing.'"