The opening track on Flobots' 2017 album No Enemies
, "Failure Games" delves into topics of depression and suicide, especially in the lives of people involved with social movements. Jonny 5 told Songfacts
that the song was a tribute to a friend of fellow Flobots emcee Brer Rabbit. "He ended up taking his own life, and [Stephen's] verse is all about reflecting on that depression that can be so ever-present in people who commit their lives to social change, and his own feelings. Like, 'Was there something else I could have done, as a friend, as a brother in the struggle? As somebody else who wanted to see a better world, could I have done something more?'"