Dexter Holland is said to have written this song while flying solo around the world. Speaking about its inclusion on Greatest Hits, he said 'the way the world works now, if you really want people to hear about a greatest hits record, you need that new song'.
The music video for the song simply featured the band playing in a derelict room, and it received little airtime on MTV. An alternate version was made showing actors looking back on photographs and memories, reflecting the song's subject matter, though this was very rarely shown. It was the second and final video to feature Atom Willard playing the drums.
The original music video starts with Kriesel playing the opening melody with his special, "k-covered" bass, hence to his nickname of Greg K., then Willard comes in, and finally Holland and Noodles. The melody stays about the same throughout the song.