The Script open their third album with this track which reflects the band's philosophy of enjoying music and having fun. The band's pals back home in Dublin inspired the song. Guitarist Mark Sheehan told The Sun that it is about spending time with friends in their drinking establishment: "'Good Ol' Days' was born out of excitement," he explained. At our local pub, people would bring in instruments like a tambourine, a tin whistle or a banjo. Someone would stand up to tell a poem, a story or sing their heart out and we'd all listen. You'd be engrossed or there'd be tears. That's what that song is about. It's about tipping the hat to those traditions that are slightly lost today. We need the good ol' days in the future. It's a positive spin on a night out."
Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.