The single's music video, a hit on MTV, was directed by Liz Friedlander.Though the song was intended to inspire hope to those struggling with depression, it encountered controversy when a student of Columbine High School committed suicide with the track on repeat in 2000.It's about me being depressed and lonely out on tour, and not really having anything to come home to." "The play was written in 2001 with a different title, Final Word.
But I didn't, so it was always like, I was lonely on tour, but then I got home and it didn't matter because there was nothing there for me anyway.
Hoppus was inspired by the loneliness he experienced while on tour; while his bandmates had significant others to return home to, he was single.
He was also influenced by a teen suicide letter he read in a magazine.
"It's in a pretty high register for me, so I just blasted it out one night after dinner.
That's, like, 90 per cent of what's on the final track," he told Kerrang! The idea to include piano in the track came without much forethought; "We realized, 'Well, this part here could sound rad if we put piano in here.' So we tried it out, and it sounded rad," said Hoppus.