Speaking with Artist Direct
, Ebert told the story of the song: "It builds on a demo I did," he said. "Instead of recreating the song, we just went with the demo and contributed to it. It was written and recorded at a time where those lyrics were at their post potent for me in my life. They still are. At the time of writing, I was really frustrated with myself and the slow progress of the guidelines of progressive thought. It's like, 'Well, we'll get there.' I just wanted to sort of burn the entire façade and dance. It's the same as 'All Wash Out,' except it uses fire or dance to do it. With all of the problems, pain, murder, heartache, shame, and those things I bring up, especially the conflict, I felt like instead of trying to fix it or work on it within the paradigm of problem-solving, I wanted to throw it all away and just dance in the streets. That's what it's about. It was born from a really intense, defiant, and frustrated place. That's one of the reasons I love that song."