Talking about the The Afterman: Descension
album, guitarist Travis Stever
told us: "It deals with love, loss. The songs come from a real place. When Claudio writes lyrics they're coming from a real place. And it starts as music. When we write music for a song, whether it be the smallest guitar part to the drums, it's not dictated by the concept, it's dictated by the song being the best it can be. Kind of letting the song be our muse."
Claudio Sanchez does most of the songwriting in the band, but Stever co-wrote this one. Sanchez wrote to the riff Stever came up with.