Guitarist Jerry Cantrell explained the song's meaning to AllMusic:"That song could relate to your best friend, your girlfriend, your brother, or business partner. It's not necessarily saying, 'Splitting.' It's essentially assessing, 'Where are we at here? Is this working? Is it not working?' It's keeping the communication open to figure that out. It speaks to that.
"At the same time, I think this is a common theme through all of our work," he continued. "When a lot of people get hung up on the negativity and the darker elements of the songs, that's not the end of it. It's more like, "Okay, where do we go? We can go this way or that way? Where are we going here?" There's an opportunity to steer it back on to the road. There's always the urge to take it off into the fu--ing railing. You know what I mean? That's fu--ing life. It's just a quick twitch into the fu--ing headlights, or you're like, 'No, I'm not going to do that. Let's bring it back on to the road.'. That song speaks to all of those elements."