Speaking with Artist Direct
, Sambora told the story of the song. "It started out with me saying to myself, 'I want to write a real barnburner I can jam on!'" he explained. "It's something that will really work on live basis. I conjured up the image of burning the candle down as if you were with a girl in a hotel room and you decided to go crazy all night physically and have good time until the candle was burnt down [Laughs]. Then, as I was writing it, that one took shape over a few weeks. At the time, Occupy Wall Street
was happening. It became a little bit of a protest song for me. I started to feed off that energy. There was an influence of that. It became more like, 'Our voice is going to get out, and we'll burn that
candle down.' Metaphorically speaking, there's a duality to it."