Vocalist Myles Kennedy explained in a track by track breakdown
that his lyrics for this song came from "the realization that the thing that drives you is also destroying you."
He added that a lot of his lyrics for the Living the Dream
songs came from "living on the road" as he likes to write about what he knows. With "My Antidote," he was reflecting how he burns the candle "at both ends on tour," but is able "to find solace in the music."
"You're comforted by what you love, which is getting up onstage and performing," Kennedy continued. "That line in the chorus, 'my antidote, in stereo' - that's music, essentially."