This song is written from the perspective of a group of people who are on a "mission" to overcome adversity and prejudice: "Let it be known, to all your misbelievin', what you've been seein', that we will not stand, will not be mistaken, we will go there leave this weakness."
Dispatch vocalist and guitarist, Chad Urmston, told us "Mission" is one of his favorite Dispatch songs of all time: "So much fun to play - pretty 'Dispatchy' through and through."
This initially featured on Dispatch's second album, Bang Bang, in 1998. The band recorded a new, 'crisper' version for their follow-up album, Four-Day Trials, in 1999.
"Sloop John B" is a traditional West Indian folk song, and it was a huge hit for The Beach Boys in 1966. They tweaked the lyric, "This is the worst trip since I've been born" to "...I've ever been on" as a wink to acid culture.