Lead vocalist Mike Hranica
explained the story behind the song to Noisecreep
: "'Home for Grave' is the most blatantly fictional song on the album in that the lyrics are about this little old man that basically just wants to do his best but he never amounts to anything and he ends up dying, life is pretty much summed up in total meaninglessness," he said. "That's the idea of the song and the misery the song looks to speak of within the context of 8:18
and an album that is primarily or entirely based off suffering. So yeah, lyrically the song just enraptures that or it looks at this man."