Vocalist Matt Shultz explained the song's meaning to MusicRadar.com
: "I wanted to write about something that you struggle with and battle to get away from, but I wanted to make it sound like it's about a relationship, even though it's not," he said. "It's about these vices that plague us. In the chorus, it says, 'I lost my halo' – I was thinking about that point in life where you feel you're innocent… I don't even know if you recognize it as innocent – you just don't see your shortcomings. And then you fall on your face in a big way, and you realize that you look foolish."
"There have been some things that I've done in the past couple of years that I'm not proud of at all," Shultz continued. "The song is about those things that continuously come back to haunt you."