This is one of the more light-headed songs on Day Of The Dead. "It's a party track," the band's Johnny 3 Tears told Billboard magazine. "I really like writing on the deeper aspects of music and touching down on emotional I have, but at the same time we always put songs on the record we want people to have a good time to. That's one of the reasons I still love this band and I'm intrigued by this band; there's always something to listen to no matter what kind of mood I'm in or what I'm looking for."
"So ['War Child'] is just a fun, party track, something to have a good time to," he continued. "It's us drinking and doing drugs and that kind of thing. There's no real deep meaning behind it, just, 'Let's write something fun and make the music as upbeat as possible, something people can put on during the summer and f--k around to.' There's no hidden agenda behind it. It just is what it is."