Despite its pop appeal, the hit song encompassed heavy narratives on teen pregnancy. "Everybody's like, it's such a happy song," frontman Johnny Reznik said. "If you really sit and listen to the lyrics, the song's actually about these two teenage kids and the girlfriend gets pregnant, and it's this sort of Catholic teenage thing, and they're trying to decide should she get an abortion? Should they get married? And I don't think a lot of people got that." The heroine's named "May," but Reznik assured she wasn't real. "It's like the old TV show 'Dragnet' -- you change names to protect the innocent."