Vocalist Nick Hexum
told the story of the song in an interview with Artist Direct
: "Over the years, we've had a few songs like 'Sometimes Jacks Rule the Realm' and 'There's Always an Excuse' that go through bunch of different phases. They started as demos lying around that we found ways to fuse together. 'And A Ways To Go' is an example of that. When P-Nut does his bass solo on stage, he does this tapping thing where he syncs up his delay and goes with this wah sound. He gets into this crazy, rhythmic arpeggiating passage. I was like, 'We've got to use that on the record!' So that little piece of a bass solo became the basis for that tribal dancing outro that closes out the album. It starts chill and spacey. Then, it gets heavy and rap-rock. After that, it goes into the 'get-down.'"