Frontman Matt Tuck said in Metal Hammer magazine: "This song is musically not as sinister as it sounds. Lyrically, it is very dark. Its about the crap around my throat. How bitter and depressed I was that time, thinking that I will never be able to be the frontman of this band again because I didn't think I can sing. All this anger, frustration, depression and the negative feelings I brought into this song."
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.