This menacing, industrial-sounding track was the first song Garbage put together after reconvening following an indefinite hiatus. "This song happened on either the first or second day that we got together," guitarist Steve Marker recalled to MusicRadar.com
. "We were just trying to see if this whole thing would work. We had a rule that nobody could bring in any demos or old ideas; we were just going to set up in a studio and jam. Battle In Me resulted from that. The jam was probably 20 minutes on the hard drive. Each of us took it home and messed with it to make it the song that's on the album."