Caleb and Jared explained the story of the song in an interview with The Music Fix
Caleb: It started out as a very punk-rock song that we ended up scrapping. But, then we ended up using that melody for the new idea which was that boom-de-da-deh. But when we got in there, the verse and chorus were too similar. It didn't feel like it went anywhere.
Jared: We had to completely restructure the song. And that's what we did going into this record. We just thought, "we're not going to throw away a song; we're gonna to make every song as good as possible."
Caleb: And one night -- we had been there all day, and Nathan had gone home. And Jared had gone home… and Angelo (Petraglio, co-producer) had gone home. It was just me, Matthew and Jacquire (King, co-producer). We were playing darts and I was pretty bummed that it wasn't going to make the record 'cause I thought it was strong. I said, "Hey, Jacquire, just record and I'm go in here and a do a thing" And I went in there and just, "The road is carved up yonder.." and just gave it a lot more space. And by doing that, it made the chorus so very powerful. The next day, we got in and I was like, "play that." When he started playing it, Nathan, Jared and Angelo -- everyone walked in: "what is that? What is that song being sang very drunkenly?" And it ended up working. It ended up giving new life to the song.