The song started out as a slower, bluesier number, inspired by The King of Rock 'N' Roll's spiritual tunes. Lead singer and principal songwriter Curt Kirkwood explained to us
: "I always liked Elvis' gospel albums, and I like gospel in general. Those are the Elvis albums I grew up on, because my grandmother had them. Kept some of the first stuff. So I thought it would be cool to write a gospel, or try to. So that's what that was. It wasn't really supposed to be religious, like gospel, but it was real slow. And I pretty much started out with the organ, the demo was based mostly around the organ. And it was a lot slower. It was hymnal slow. "