The song was initially in danger of being left off The Paradigm Shift
tracklisting. "When I heard it we were like, 'Oh, that's pretty cool, but I don't know if it's something we're going for on this thing," Brian Welch
recalled to Billboard
magazine. "Even (Don Gilmore, producer) was like, 'Yeah, I don't know if it's gonna be a contender, but let's see."
"Then, as we were packing up and getting ready to leave," he continued, "Ray (Luzier) was like, 'Shouldn't we lay drums on that one song Jonathan did, just in case?' and the producer's like, 'I don't think we need to, but if you want to just to have it, we could.' So they threw the drums down and Jonathan and Don Gilmore went to work on the vocals and, boom, when the vocals were there it was like, 'Oh, wow, this could be a really cool song,' and now it's the first single."