The band explained this track on their MySpace site: "This song was written about growing up in the East Bay. Writing about the bay area always came easy to us. In so many ways you are where you came from, it's engrained in you. It can shape you and define you as well as the experiences you may have throughout your life. As you grow up you rediscover where you came from. So much of our history, family… roots come from the Bay Area. We had finished our record and decided to record a few more songs we had written, which is not uncommon for us to do. For example we wrote 'Ruby Soho; last minute, "Salvation
" was the last song written at the very end of making Let's Go
. So when we feel something we go with it. 'East Bay Night' is another song like that. It harkens back to Operation Ivy and Rancid's first record."