The National's contribution to the soundtrack of the Paul Giamatti indie film Win Win was their first foray into composing music for the cinema. Matt Berninger saw the movie and came up with the lyrics with his wife. "Watching [Win Win] helped inspire the way the song was written," the National songwriter and lead singer said. "I mean, it isn't at all narrative to what happens in the movie -- we don't mention Paul Giamatti by name or anything ... It's about very normal and good people trying to do their best and the struggle to be good."