Maitreya describes this as one of his favorites from the album. "It's the liberation and honesty of what post-millennium rock means to me," he told Songfacts.
The seven songs starting with this track on Angels & Vampires - Volume 2 were laid out and recorded in the sequence of the Chakras system of the body's electromagnetic field. Maitreya says the intent was "to help align the body with its emotions and projections, and hopefully leave a good feeling."
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.