Sevendust guitarist John Connolly recalled to Jam Magazine
how after finishing up the mixing stages on Black Out
, the band thought it was completed. However, someone pulled out the tape of this song's demo from a backlog of the music they had and played it. "We all heard it and thought, 'What's that?'," remembered Connolly. "This riff on there really kicked our ass, so collectively we thought it would probably take us 30 minutes to get the whole song worked out. So we went ahead and got the music going then wrote lyrics to it. We figured the tune would at least be a good B-side tune, or maybe even a bonus track on the CD. Halfway through the recording of the vocals, Lajon (Witherspoon, vocals) is just smiling like crazy. I asked him what's up, and he said, "This song is a monster!" That was one of those "stop the presses" moments. I had been thinking the very same thing that the tune should be a single on our album."