Like the Shangri-La's 1964 motorcycle-crash classic of the same title
, this song concerns somebody losing a loved one in a motorcycle crash. ("Don't you know / he's never coming back.") "Their song is probably better," admitted multi-instrumentalist Derek Miller to Spin
magazine, "but I'm not afraid of using clichés. Especially when they're true." Just as Sleigh Bells were launching in 2009, Miller's own father was killed while on a motorcycle trip in Canada.