The music video for the song features scenes switching between the band playing in what appears to be a basement with "Box Car Racer" written in graffiti on the wall, along with the track titles of all the songs on the eponymous album, and two children (a boy and a girl) asleep in their bedrooms. The storyline was inspired by the "Muncie, Indiana" scene of the Spielberg science fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (where a 3-year-old boy awakens in the night and his toys start operating on their own). The boy's possessions start to shake as the first chorus starts and the young girl's eyes water as she takes a rose off of her windowsill and its petals fall off. The video achieved some airplay on MTV, and massive success on MTV2, MuchMusic and Fuse TV. The video was directed by both singer Tom DeLonge and Nathan "Karma" Cox. The video was later released on the Box Car Racer DVD. The album version of the song is a minute longer than the version used in the music video, due to a shortened intro.