The song finds Homme singing about feeling unloved and wanting God to come and take him away as he lies in bed in hospital. He told Spin
magazine why he felt the need to express himself in such a direct way without his usual sarcasm. "I feel like [Songs for the Deaf
's] 'Go With The Flow
' or [Lullabies to Paralyze
's] 'Long Slow Goodbye' are very direct songs," he said. "But with those records, I could see the end goal before we started. This one started with no end in sight... it's just different this time for the band."
"[Matador founder] Chris Lombardi told me that this is Act Two of Queens of the Stone Age," he continued, "and I agree with that. Act Two just happened to start with me waking up in a hospital. I'm not complaining, but I do kind of wish it had started in a different way. I've always thought of music as separate from reality, but there's no escaping the reality of where this album started. I had no choice but to deal with it."