Johnson told jambase.com
about the inspiration for this song: "That whole song actually came pretty easy. It was a stream of consciousness kinda thing. I saw a sticker on a car and it said, 'Support Our Troops.' There was another sticker next to it about Jesus. I thought to myself, 'What would Jesus think if he saw this?' I was trying to see it objectively and not too be cynical about it. He was human and lived here on Earth at some point. What would he think about a bumper sticker with his name on it and right next to 'Support Our Troops'?' Now that got me thinking. There is nothing wrong with supporting our troops, but when supporting our troops becomes synonymous with supporting this war.. I have a friend who had a sticker that said, 'Support Our Troops. Bring Them Home,' and somebody took it off their car. You get labeled as being unpatriotic if you think the troops should come home. I started thinking one of Jesus' famous lines, 'Love your enemy.' It would be interesting if Jesus could tell us what he really thinks. So I had the first line, 'C'mon Jesus/ Tell us what you really think/ That's no way to treat an enemy.' From there the whole song came out, even though that first line didn't make it into the song."