Rancid explained on their MySpace site: "Plain and simple, this song is about the systematic suppression of ideas and censorship. It's also a protest song in the folk tradition of Woody Guthrie. Scare tactics to keep us in fear are perpetuated by terror threat alerts and TV news programs who never concentrate their efforts on positive sides of life. While the powers at the helm argue for their own agendas that keep them in disagreement, it seems they agree, side by side, to the greed and lust for more of their fair share of the American dream. Some of us might be content on sharing a glance or a conversation. Fat cats eventually sleep to long while the starving rabble stay awake waiting for a moment to strike. The graffiti on the walls will always leave clues. Follow them."