This song finds Chvrches' vocalist Lauren Mayberry singing of persisting amongst the lies and propaganda emitting from the rulers, despite there being little hope:
I will never believe what they say There is a strength in enduring.
The Scottish electronic band previously sung of truth and lies on the The Bones of What You Believe track "Lies." That time it was in the context of a personal relationship.
The song has had a number of working titles, including "Richard Pryor," "Gene Wilder" and "Eddie Murphy. It was titled "Sarah Silverman" during Chvrches performance of the tune at their O2 Academy Brixton show on October 30, 2014.