The song was penned in a single day. Guitarist Mark Tremonti
recalled to TeamRock:
"We started Alter Bridge when Creed was coming to an end. Me and Scott Phillips [drums] were sick of everything going on, on a personal level. I wrote as much as I could and had demos for about half the record like Broken Wings and In Loving Memory
before I started searching for a singer – I didn't feel I was strong enough to be the singer of the band.
We finally found Myles [Kennedy, vocals] and got into writing. Metalingus came from us jamming together. It all started with that main verse but it came together really quickly. I think we wrote it in a day."