Crossfade lead singer Ed Sloan wrote their first single "Cold
" about himself, but this song was about a specific person he was involved with. In our 2011 interview with Sloan
, he explained: "She was a great person, but she wouldn't ever use her best qualities in life. She would display her qualities to me, but then other times just completely go off the wagon, just be a completely different person, and be someone that people didn't like. And so I guess that was me being my usual non-being-able-to-talk-to-somebody-straight-in-the-face self, and I wrote a song about it. So it was kind of a song devoted to her, telling her, 'Look, you've got friends and family that love you, and they've always helped you out. You can't just look them in the eye and say hey, thanks, and go on and keep doing what you're doing. You've got to take responsibility for your life and right now these aren't the best colors that you ever shine. You've got beautiful colors inside of you, just let 'em out and let people know who you are.'"