The song is meant to evoke a car chase - the guys had the '70s TV series Starsky & Hutch
in mind. "It builds melodically and goes back down, and it's got this tension to it that doesn't really go away," Ben Rubin said on the Songfacts Podcast
. "I was just lucky to have the genius of all the musicians in there," Amon Drum added. "The only thing that I added was the synth bassline, which really is stupid simple, but that's what I wanted. I wanted something that was grinding and ridiculous."