The song finds K.R.I.T. rhyming from the perspective of three different slaves who are each facing death. He explained to The Boombox
: "The first verse is about somebody that's hanging in the tree; someone that's already been lynched. The second verse is about a slave that jumped off the boat and the third verse is about somebody running from a lynch mob. The thing about the record is that all three of these people are dead and the praying man is coming to take them away from the situation. So when you listen to the record, you can kind of hear the atmosphere aspects, the wind blowing in the first verse, the water splashing in the second verse, the dogs and the horses, you can hear just all that happening in the third verse."