The song's chorus features the only use of the word "defiance" throughout the album - tying it in with the record title. Lead vocalist Ryan Clark told Alternative Press: "I've always liked the idea of one word choruses. Although this song has some additional screaming vocals in the chorus, it's really based on that one word - resistance."
Clark told Alternative Press that one of his favorite parts on this song is Patrick Judge's guitar solo. He told Alternative Press: "I like how unruly it gets towards the end - it's like the whole thing comes unraveled... the way some of (Slayer axeman) Kerry King's solos do - not overtly musical, but more chaotic. I think it shows a lot of diversity in Patrick's influences."
John Lennon wrote "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" about Richard Cooke, a hunter he met at the Maharishi's camp in India. Cooke hasn't shot anything since the camp, except with his camera - he became a freelance photographer for National Geographic.