Lead singer David Draiman was inspired to write the song by the passing of several of his rock colleagues, including Chester Bennington, Chris Cornell and Vinnie Paul, as well as his grandmother. Speaking to Metal Hammer
, he explained:
"The more people you lose, the more you start thinking about your own mortality. It drags you down, but it's important to recognize that as long as you keep their memory with you, a piece of them is still alive."