"I'm Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made of?" was written by lead singer Jeremy McKinnon, who does the majority of the band's songwriting. It follows a similar pattern to many A Day to Remember songs in that it favors personal, emotional lyrics that are presented in a straightforward manner. In an interview with Artists Direct
, McKinnon says that he uses songwriting to "get out what I need to get out, but I attempt to communicate it in a manner that can help other people too."
In the song, McKinnon examines the wreckage of a broken relationship. Most of the lyrics are addressed to the anonymous ex-girlfriend; the song switches between accusations, threats, and even more apologetic lines without ever explicitly describing what went on in the relationship. It's a strongly emotional work that leaves a lot of room for the listener's imagination to fill in the blanks.