Springfield wrote this song about his reaction to Mark David Chapman, who shot and killed John Lennon in 2008. In our interview with Rick Springfield
, he explained: "I was upset that the guy who shot him – there was some talk of him maybe being paroled or something. And I didn’t want that. So I revisited all the anger that I felt when that happened, because I am a huge John fan, and it was just such a waste. So it was just a late reaction to him maybe getting paroled, or talking about some kind of field trip or something for the dickhead." Springfield added that he refuses to mention Chapman by name out of contempt.