Novocaine is used to numb the pain during dentistry. In this song, Kandace Springs sings about how so many people seem inured to the pain and sadness that surrounds them, as if Novocaine has dulled their hearts. She's determined to face it without anesthesia.
"We wrote it at a time when there was a lot of turmoil in the country, and we wanted to express how we felt," Springs said
in a Songfacts interview. "It's really about staying aware of what's going on, and not just being complacent."