It was a personal story of the lead singer of the band Art Alexakis which is Everclear about his father who left him and his family when he was just a young boy. It became one of the hits upon its released in 1997. The lyrics of the songs are about his yearning to find answers why his dad left them. At the end of the song when he got his own family, he just said that he will not let his child know the pain that he went through living without a father. This song expresses the kind of anguish and bitterness that the songwriter has towards his father that his father just gave him a name, and just walked away from their lives.