Newsted is a Metal band led by former Metallica bass player Jason Newsted, who is joined by guitar players Jessie Farnsworth and Mike Mushok, and drummer Jesus Mendez Jr. Jason wrote the song, which he told us
is about "standing up for what you believe in, and being willing to give your life for what you believe in."
The lyric was inspired by Pat Tillman, a football player for the Arizona Cardinals who left the sport in the prime of his career to join the Army in 2002. He was killed in Afghanistan, in what was later determined to be friendly fire. Said Newsted: "He was a gifted person; always could jump higher and run faster than everybody and wanted to use those abilities to protect what he believed in."