Asked by Billboard
what he means by not wanting to go home again, Cordae said that The Lost Boy
has a concept running through it of a journey. The track "Have Mercy," he explained, is taking the "first step into that fire" as he embarks on his journey."
"Bad Idea" has a similar vibe in which he's "looking back and with home, you can still see it from a distance, like, 'Nah. It wouldn't be a bad idea if I never went home again. I'm leaving the crib. I'm never going home again.'"