This song was inspired by a terrifying experience in a hotel room that happened to Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen
somewhere in the heart of America. He recalled to BraveWords.com
: "I had a terrible experience in a hotel in the US while we were touring on the Gigantour. In the middle of the night, I wake up and I cannot move my arms or legs. My eyes are wide open and I'm trying to reach out to my wife, but I can't move anything. I almost feel like I'm choking. I was struggling and there was nothing I could do. The room suddenly became more dark, I felt like there was something in the room, I just couldn't figure out what it was. There was pressure on my chest and I was really hurting; I was thinking I was about to have a stroke or a heart attack. I was very convinced I was about to die. Somehow I fell asleep again, I woke up and it did the same thing; I couldn't move anything. This time, the pressure on my chest was even heavier; it almost felt like somebody was sitting on top of me. I just couldn't figure out what it was. Again, I'm so sure I'm about to have a heart attack; this is how I'm dying in a fu--ing hotel room in the US. It was really, really spooky because I was trying to reach out to my wife and I couldn't move."
Poulsen later realized what had happened was sleep paralysis where your brain wakes up but is not communicating with the rest of your body.