This track follows the theme of Mechanize, which is how in today's society the masses are controlled by their political masters and how our apathy has resulted in us just becoming cogs in the machine. Singer Burton C. Bell explained: "Everything that occurs is a direct consequence of our own actions, creations, and manifestations. The machine that creates will ultimately be our demise. It is coming, the future is here."
"Kickstart My Heart" is about all the ways Motley Crue gets their blood flowing without drugs. It was inspired by their bass player Nikki Sixx, who claimed he had to be revived with a shot of adrenaline to the heart after an overdose.