This song tells the story of a tree that was once used as a hanging tree for lynchings. Lead singer Candice Night wrote it after contemplating a venerable tree near her childhood home. "Its branches were blackened with time," she told Songfacts
. "I had seen so many people stop and take photos of it. It was like artwork, nature creating an amazing sculpture. I made up this story about what it would've been like if it was used as a hanging tree hundreds of years ago and how it would've felt. It's basically the story from the tree's perspective."