Slipknot lost their bassist Paul Gray in 2010 after he accidentally overdosed. The title of .5: The Gray Chapter and many of its lyrics reference the fallen soldier, including this closing track. Frontman Corey Taylor told Kerrang! "This is the melancholy look at how people wanted us to deal with Paul's death, and listening to that song I see us on a stage, just in silence, and millions of people looking at us with ideas of how we should grieve already set in their minds, and maybe that's completely opposite with how we were trying to deal with it, and lyrically it's us saying, 'Look, we're the only ones that really understand what we're going through. You can expect us to break down and cry, but at some point we have to stand back up.'"