The song shares the same title with one written by infamous mass murder Charles Manson. Zombie explained to MSN Music: "I just always liked that title, 'Cease to Exist.' If I'm not mistaken, the Beach Boys did a cover of that song [check it out here
], but they changed the title. I always thought, 'Damn, why'd they change the title? That was the best thing about it.' So if they didn't want the title, I'll use it."