In an interview with Star Polish
, Buckcherry lead singer Josh Todd
said: "9/11 kind of kicked me off into this big war phase, so I got all of these books. I read The Art of War
and Bay of Pigs
. All of a sudden I just wanted to read about war. It was just something to do at the time because I'm always reading. That song is about a combination of both those books, and the pain and the beauty involved, and the victory, that type of thing. I tried to capture it all in one song. I love that song."