This was written by the band's drummer Pat Wilson. For The Red Album
frontman Rivers Cuomo encouraged his bandmates to step forward with their own songwriting contributions. In addition to this song, guitarist Brian Bell contributed "Thought I Knew
" and "Cold Dark World
," started with an idea from bass player Scott Shriner. Wilson told American Songwriter Magazine
: "The last time I actually had writing credits on a Weezer record was on the first one, and for a long time I didn't write in Weezer. This time, at the beginning of the record, we just went, 'We've gotta make some changes; we have to be a little fresh in our approach,' because you can't do this for 15 years without falling into certain… I wouldn't call it a rut, but the same patterns over and over. So it just seemed natural and smart to try to broaden the singing and writing palette a little bit so we could have a direction where we could grow."