Vocalist Rob Damiani told Kerrang! the story behind this song. "It's about one of my friends who passed away," the singer explained. "He died during the point where we hadn't sorted out our first album, we hadn't signed our deal and we didn't know what the future was going to hold for us. It was that turning point of thinking, 'Do we just go for it! Down a path where we didn't know what is going to happen... do you sort of turn away?' He kinda lived his life by those rules."
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.