The song was brought to the band by Butch Vig
. "He had the verse and chorus, and he already had the harp idea," guitarist Duke Erikson explained to MusicRadar.com
." Everybody liked it. It sounded like it could have a lot of impact. Basically, we tried to inject a lot of power into the song."
"I came up with the bridge idea," he added, "and all four of us chimed in on that. We wanted to make the last chorus totally chaotic, so I opened up the gate and ran a pulse through it. The whole song sounded like it was out of control."