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During the recording session everyone in the band was arguing with their girlfriends about the same thing: They weren't in Ohio with them. They wrote the song solely in tribute to their girlfriends because they knew they would be putting them through a lot in the next year. Lead singer JT Woodruff explained to Alternative Press: "There were a couple of tense moments in the studio because this was our first time away from home, away from our friends and family [and] our girlfriends. It was the first time [for us] to try and find our place in the traveling scene of music. We were trying to find out how to record at a real recording studio. The song was about tension amongst us and specifically about conversations I was having about how hard this can be."(thanks, Melissa - Toledo, OH)
Woodruff explained why he switches from addressing "you" in the first verse to "she" in the second verse. "The second verse refers to me thinking to myself," he said. "One is me having a conversation, where the other one is more in my head."
The song is considered an Emo anthem for its dark lyrical content but there was some backlash over the line, "So cut my wrists and black my eyes." Woodruff told The Associated Press: "Obviously, it's a metaphor. It's supposed to be dramatic for the moment that's happening. It's about heartache and not being able to go to sleep and having so much on your mind it's keeping you up at night."
The Shane Drake directed music video features footage of the band performing in an old building with Woodruff singing into a hanging microphone as they didn't have a mike stand. He recalled to Alternative Press: "Everyone comes up and is like, 'How cool is it that you guys hung that from the rafters?' It was out of necessity, not because we wanted to."
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