3 Doors Down lead singer Brad Arnold writes the lyrics to their songs, and on this hard-edged anthem about escaping to a better life, he got some help from his bandmates expanding the song. The group's bass player Todd Harrell
told us, "That's one of our heavier songs we ever wrote. We were sitting around writing one day and Brad was talking about some southern rock songs, and 'Put me on a train, mama,' that just came out, and it was really cool. We took that line and ended up writing the whole song to 'put me on a train, mama.' That's a fun song to play."