Brendon Urie told Alternative Press
that he wrote this years before the band split into two. He explained: "That song was written maybe two-and-a-half years ago. I didn't really know what to do with it. JD, our manager, called and said, "Hey, they have this movie coming out, and they're looking for a song." I actually gave them a different song. I'm like, "Actually, I don't know if it even fits, but you can show them this one. But I have another one if they don't want to do that one." I sent him both at the same time, and he's like, "You know, I think maybe we should try the other one." I was willing to do whatever because I hadn't really made up my mind about either one. And they were like, "Yeah, this one is awesome, we'd love to use if for the movie." And I was completely excited. That's something that we've never really done before. We've had a remix on Snakes On A Plane
– it wasn't in the movie, though. [Laughs.] It was kind of cool seeing the movie and hearing it in the scene. It blew my mind."
Urie added that he penned the song on his own: "I woke up from a dream I had had, and I was like, "Oh, I kinda want to write about this dream that I had." It's kinda weird. I'd love to just get it down. So I spent all day – it was actually when I was still living in Vegas, and I hung out all day with my puppy–and just kind of wrote the song. [Laughs.]"