Wyclef Jean told NME
how this song was inspired by Coldplay's "Viva La Vida
"I just studied that song from beginning to end. You heard my song 'Borrowed Time'? You hear the lyrics, the pattern, the way I'm talking about like 'last call for alcohol, Cinderella's ball' – the whole writing is just a form of abstract. I would say listening to that Coldplay joint."