Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said something in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail” that encapsulates the message of “Now or Never.”

For years now I have heard the word ‘Wait!’ It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This ‘Wait has almost always meant 'Never.’ We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that “justice too long delayed is justice denied.'

At its core, How I Got Over is an album about pain, and this song says, I’ve had enough, and it’s time for me to take control of my life. Not tomorrow, but right now.