, the lead guitarist and singer of the alt rock band Local H, wrote the song after the death of a close friend. He explained in an A.V. Club
interview: "Wrote the lyrics for this on the way to a wake for my friend Lexi. It's a funeral song, but I didn't want it to be morose. I wanted it to be unsentimental and kind of triumphant, and above all else, unapologetic. Anything less would've felt like lying."
Bart-Jan v/d Ham - Gorinchem-Netherlands