Frontman Michael Gira told Rolling Stone this song is literally "a list of things that human beings do." Asked what his mood was when writing it., he admitted to having, "wild and unpredictable mood shifts."
This is a duet with New York cabaret singer Little Annie, who has also worked with Paul Oakenfold, Marc Almond and Antony Hegarty.
The orchestral strings were played and arranged by Vancouver, British Columbia-born cellist and composer Julia Kent.
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.