Like the other tracks on American Slang, this song about a rich girl growing up in New York who finds redemption in music draws on frontman and songwriter Brian Fallon's own life. He told Gibson.com: "I don't usually write songs about being in a band. I don't think people would find that very interesting. This record has to do with me as a person. I've been chasing this dream of being a musician all my life with everything inside me. I never really dealt with myself and what I felt and what had happened to me all my life. I was moving so fast I ignored a lot of feelings and buried them way down. This record's about personal things."