This song finds the atheist Frank Turner singing about how rock and roll, with its legends and apostles, is for many a surrogate for religion. He explained to Drankin' and Smokin'
: "I don't try to deny that there's a religious impulse in people and I certainly understand that. I'm not even necessarily talking about the desire to kind of come up with a salve for the essential blackness of impending death and non-existence. There's also the need to be joyous and celebrate. And I guess, yeah, rock and roll fills that hole in my life. The other thing too about that song is that, when I was on tour in China actually, and the rock and roll scene over there is very young and new. The kids involved in it were so excited about rock and roll in and of itself; about playing three chords and playing loud and fast and shouting and jumping up and down – all the things that are essential to rock and roll and all the things that we take for granted because we live in a culture that is so saturated with rock and roll. It was so exciting to see people be so stoked about the whole thing, basically. It really made me think that it doesn't hurt to remind ourselves, every now and again, how lucky we are to have this incredible cultural thing in our lives."