This piano-driven rumination is about "apathy." Frontman Stephen Christian
explained to us: "This individual in the song that I'm talking about is just another one of an entire generation that just seems to be so meaningless - everything is so meaningless about anything that has to do with God or drugs, and sex also seems so meaningless. It's like, Eh, whatever."
Stephen went on to say that to him the current generation's indifference to everything is "like a punch in the face." "Why have you never sat down to think about it?," he asks before illustrating his explanation with a quote by French philosopher Pascal - "All of man's misfortune comes from one thing, which is not knowing how to sit quietly in a room." "He was saying that if you just sit down and think about these things, then you can solve them all," said Stephen.
The Anberlin frontman attributes the current apathetic generation's refusal to think anything through to "our current technological advancements," which means that "no one is ever alone, and no one is ever alone in a room and they just refuse to think about it." As a result, though they have information at their fingertips, they're unable to collate that information and form an opinion. "Therefore, they have no opinion on faith, religion, on where the line is for modesty or not, and sex and drugs, they just never thought it all the way through."
Stephen concluded that this laziness, "crosses boundaries into politics," where instead of investigating and analyzing what politicians are saying themselves, and "figuring out for yourself what you believe and who you're going to vote for, you simply turn on the Internet and find out who your friends on Facebook are voting for, and go with the flow, regardless of party."