Musical arranger Maxwell Drummey explained this song to Complex Magazine: "Every now and then you're in the studio pumping some high and you're really feeling your manhood and s--t and you've just got to make a cock-rock anthem. We were tired of making cock-block anthems."
"Kickstart My Heart" is about all the ways Motley Crue gets their blood flowing without drugs. It was inspired by their bass player Nikki Sixx, who claimed he had to be revived with a shot of adrenaline to the heart after an overdose.
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.