The song was co-written by Chris Cornell. Guitarist Michael Gilbert told us in a 2013 interview
that the idea was sent over to the Soundgarden vocalist with the music already written. "We never even got together," he recalled, "we didn't even speak to each other about it. I thought it was great for what was going on. That guy is another great lyricist. It just gives me chills because the guy is so on top of it, and conveyed at least his message to me really clear and in a way that is inspiring for me."