McKagan says that the title song "was written in the middle of a panic attack. I couldn’t breathe and couldn’t see straight, and lately, I have thankfully found my acoustic guitar as a refuge. If I just hold on to that guitar, play chords, and hum melodies, I can start to climb my way out of that hole."
He adds, "For those of you who have never experienced something like this, count yourselves blessed. To those of you who recognize what I am talking about: you are not alone!"