Puddle of Mudd's lead singer Wes Scantlin wrote this about his desire to be a good father and spend quality time with his son, Jordan. "Blurry" angered Jordan's mother when she first heard it. She and Scantlin are separated. According to Scantlin, "Blurry" facilitated discussion of unresolved issues within their marriage and improved their relationship.
"Blurry" is Puddle of Mudd's most successful song, reaching the number-one spot on the BillboardHot Mainstream Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts for ten and nine weeks, respectively. This soon propelled the single to mainstream success, reaching the number 5 spot on both the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and Billboard Hot 100. The song is also the band's highest selling U.S. single ever, with sales of 753,000 copies, as of 2010. Additionally, the song's writers, Wes Scantlin, Doug Ardito, and Jimmy Allen won ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Song of the Year and Pop Song of the Year for this tune. "Blurry" also won 2 Billboard Awards in 2002, for Modern Rock Track of the Year and Rock Track of the Year. It also received the Kerrang! Award for Best Single. "Blurry" reached #8 in the UK Singles Chart on its release there in June 2002, becoming the band's highest charting single in the United Kingdom.
The music video shows Scantlin playing with Jordan, interspersed with shots of the band playing in a garage. Towards the end, a man and a woman (presumably Jordan's mother and stepfather) are shown driving away with Jordan in the back seat as Wes watches sadly. The video was directed by Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst.