This was released as the first single from August Burns Red's Rescue & Restore. The album was made available for pre-order on iTunes on June 4, 2013 with a free download of this song.
The song's interlude features a spoken word part as frontman Jake Luhrs reads a letter.
The song is written from the perspective of a soldier serving overseas trying to hold on to hope. Guitarist and principal songwriter JB Brubaker explained to The Alternative Press: "The lyrics are about being stuck in a depressing time/place in your life but trying to remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel."
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift earned an entry in the 2014 edition of the Guinness Book of Records for the fastest-selling digital single. It reached the #1 spot on iTunes just 50 minutes after its release.