This song was written after the death of Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack's grandfather. He explained to Kerrang! magazine: "I was very close to him. Every day after school, I would go to his house and talk. (During the funeral) people were talking about my grandfather go into Heaven, and how wonderful person he was. I started to think about what heaven is."
Despite coming from a religious family, Biersak is an atheist. He told Kerrang!: "I hope I'm wrong, and I hope he is in the clouds, but on a personal level, I was thinking of the importance this person had to all these people at the church. If nothing else, Heaven is a legacy that you leave with the people around you. If there was a place that is Heaven, that's wonderful. But people telling the story of your life after you've lived it, those are the people who create that afterlife you have and continue this legacy."
"This song is about, when you die, who is left to remember the moments you had, and what have you done that would make you someone of substance? Have you done what you wanted to do with your life?"
This was one of the two theme songs for WWE's 2012 Hell In a Cell Pay-Per-View event.
The song was included as a bonus track on the compilation album Now That's What I Call Music! 45.
This won Best New Song at Revolver magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards.
The music video features Black Veil Brides playing in different places that were used in their movie, Legion of the Black. (The film tells the visual story of the concept presented in the Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones album). Andy Biersack recalled to Kerrang!: "In The End was meant to be a trailer for the Legion of Black movie, in a way. It was done in a really interesting 'Greatest Hits' of the movie way. So, all my favorite locations and parts went into it, like the CC (Christian Coma, drums) smash, the battle, and the more fun moments in the movie."