Vocalist Pat Monahan told The Huffington Post
the story of the song: "I put that song together with a friend of mine, Kevin Griffin from Better Than Ezra, and it was actually his idea. He was a big fan of 'Meet Virginia
,' and he said, 'Hey, I got this idea, I think it's super-cool, come and check it out.' He really was a big part of all of that stuff. So, in the song, we talk about driving home at night singing a song that we're all familiar with, and, you know, we're from a similar generation that heard 'Black Water' far too many times in our youth and even now. We asked Patrick Simmons (who wrote the song) and he was cool with it, so we did it."