In our interview with lead singer Otep Shamaya
, she explained how this song came out of a real-life confrontation. "The guy tried to bully me and my ex-girlfriend," she said. "At the time, we were on an anniversary/vacation, and this guy came over determined to ruin it because he was angry because I could get a girl that was prettier than anything he could ever hope to get - that's number one. But two, there was so much hate in this man, that he had to come up to a perfect stranger and let them know how much he despised my 'lifestyle' as he called it.
So we got into a little... and most people who know me, I don't have fight-or-flight, I just have fight. He was a big older dude looking down on me and threatening me. He said, 'You've got some mouth on you.' I said, 'I sure do.' And he said, 'Do you believe in equal rights?' And I said, 'You're goddamned right.' And he said, 'What about equal lefts?' and he put up his fists. And I said, 'I'm equal opportunity - a believer in both, my friend.'"