Frontman Aaron Lewis told Artist Direct the story behind this song: "'Tangled Up In You' was a song that I improvisationally wrote during a sound check. I was just making s--t up. I came up with a chord progression that I thought was cool. I started playing the chord progression during sound check, and I started singing words over it. By the end of my little jam session, my tour manager had walked up to me, and he asked, 'What record is that off of?' I was like, 'I was making that up as I went.' I was totally just messing around. He responded, 'That song needs to definitely go somewhere.' From that point on, I made it up on the spot a few more times while playing live. Finally, I settled on words that seemed like they kept coming out over and over again. I just kept playing it. In the recording process, that element really was kind of missing from the record. So I decided, instead of saving that song and using it on my solo record, I would put it on this record."