Frontman Joel O'Keeffe wrote this song, which deals with the difficulties the band encountered before making the big time. Rhythm guitarist David Roads explained to the French metal webzine Auxportesdumetal.com
: "Joel wrote this song, that's inspired by our experience when we went to Melbourne, before we had a manager. We were ready to give some show in pubs even if we didn't get paid for that because we were happy to be on the bill. We lived on welfare, that's what we call 'the doll'. 'No Way But A Hard Way' get used to it."