Guitarist Anand Wilder told MTV News: "It was a kind of quiet, folky, acoustic lullaby that I worked on. I think I stole a lyric out of, like, a Celtic book of verse for the first line and kind of went from there. I kind of wanted to write a song in the vein of 'Jealous Guy
' by John Lennon, a song about being a weak man, a gambler or something like that. So we had that basic structure for the opening, and then Chris [Keating, vocals and keyboards] had the idea to drop this really heavy beat on top of it. And it completely changed the feel of the song."