Possibly inspired by Five Finger Death Punch's interpretation, Dexter Holland started doing this song during The Offspring's gigs solo on the piano. "A rock show can feel like bam bam bam, and we wanted to take a minute in the middle of the set to let everyone breathe," he explained to Billboard
. "Sit down for a minute, stop screaming."
Holland noticed his acoustic rendition was connecting live. As he was also getting numerous supportive messages on social media, he decided to record a piano and strings version
for their 2021 album Let The Bad Times Roll
. "It makes it feel different in a way I think is cool," he said. "It was weird recording it; I'm so used to weird, loud, messy guitars that cover up all your imperfections, and it felt pretty vulnerable, quite frankly."