Witherspoon explained to Icon vs. Icon
why the band titled their record after this song's opening lyric:
"We didn't realize it until the end of this album, but we said 'war' a lot though the course of it. We say 'all I see is war' within the song 'Dirty'. Funny enough, in this world today, war is a big part of what is going on. I think about the times when I was a kid and how you really only read about old wars.
Growing up today, war is going on and it's been going on for a while. At the same time, I feel it's a play on words. I don't want to get too political with it, but with the album art, you see the kids playing and still trying to have fun but behind them is fire. For me personally, I feel like that's what's going on. I think people can take it and go with it however they would like."