The ominous music doesn't match the upbeat lyrics on this song, and lead singer Rivers Cuomo explained why to Entertainment Weekly
. According to Cuomo, the lyrics were inspired by the Bow Wow song "Let Me Hold You
." Says Cuomo: "It was lyrically a light, loving song about devotion. Then my bandmates brought this dark music to me. We just thought, 'Let's cram 'em together!' It became a really disturbing jam."