The lyrics for Rise of the Lion were inspired by letters and photos of tattoos sent by fans, which the band hadn't been able to reply to. This is the album's closing track. Vocalist Levi Benton explained to AbsolutePunk: "It was one where even though we get all these letters and all these people with tattoos and everything and are looked up to, we wrote the song for how so many people look up to all these great people, but then there's all these great people that are horrible people and that they're all going to be gone one day, and they don't really matter, it's mainly about yourself."
"And I felt like at the end that it was a perfect way to go out because granted we get these letters, and we appreciate the fans and all the tattoos and everything, it's not all about us, it's about the person listening to the music and the actual people," he added. "I feel like once people realize that all this stuff is going to be gone one day, they don't need to idolize it so much and make it so important and they need to focus more on themselves."