No personal experiences involved in this song whatsoever. Lead singer Steve Adams laughs when he's asked about that. His response: "I love what happened with that song that I thought it was quite a tacky, rubbish song, and it's probably one of people's favorites, ironically. And not that there are that many people that are interested in me, or us, but a small core of portly middle-aged men in England who I think they've taken that to mean I've been in some really damaged relationships or something. Whereas I thought it was just f*cking hilarious to make up a story about going out with Satanists, and that was it. Well, I was stuck at the time, couldn't write anything, and we were about to start making a new record. And I thought we needed a couple more songs. And I listened to 'Jesus Songs' for the first time ever, and I think maybe the last time I listened to it to get some inspiration. And I thought, Oh, I know, I'll write a song that sounds like the Broken Family Band. So I was just trying to write a rip off of one of our songs, and got that.
It's not true, it's only a song. And I don't think it's a very good song. Lots of people do. I enjoy singing it. The only bit I genuinely enjoy is the bit about he's thinking about drawing the line and praying to the dark world. But the rest of that song, I think, is a bit weak." (Read the full interview with Steve Adams