Founding Firefall member Larry Burnett enjoys the double entendre of this song's title phrase. "It's a crime, it's a con game," he told Songfacts
. "But it could also be like someone who has a lot of confidence, if you want to look at it like that. I just sort of blended all that. Sometimes words just occur to me around something, in this case it was around 'confidence game.' But if you want me to explain them in too much detail, I won't be able to, because they're just the words that came and they roll off the tongue nice, and they have an impact. But there's not necessarily a story there or anything. They just fit with the music."