The song is based on Ephesians 2:5 where St. Paul talks about how before we knew Christ, we were dead because we all have a sinful nature that separates us from God. However, because the consequences of our sins were wiped out by Jesus on the cross, His followers are now alive through God's grace. Cooper explained to New Release Today
"I always tell people, 'If you wonder why the world's so crazy and why there are so much chaos and hatred - it's because everywhere you look, you see people who're dead in their trespasses.' They're walking dead men who need to come alive in Christ. And, without that saving, we're just going to see more of the same."