Bass guitarist Randy Armstrong explained the song's lyrical content to New Release Tuesday: "The lyrics say, 'You will be the death of me,' and the 'you' is actually referring to yourself - you're having a conversation with yourself. This song describes a moment of self-reflection, when we see how our involvement in the things that aren't good for us and how our hypocritical behavior has led us down a path we never wanted to take. As a result, we end up ruining things for ourselves."
Armstrong told NewReleaseTuesday that the band "used twins to symbolize two opposing forces" in the song's music video. He explained: "In it, we see the positive side of things being chased by the negative side of things, and in the end there's a battle. The battle doesn't seem to resolve itself in the video. That's because we will face struggles in our lives, even though we do find resolve in certain situations."
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.