Jared Leto told Musicradar.com about the song (Source Kings and Queens Songfacts):"In many ways, a cornerstone for this record. Half of (the song) was written in America and the other half was written in South Africa, which has proved to be a very lucky and magical place for the band. I wrote the first verse just as I was headed out the door for South Africa, and the minute I touched down I finished the rest of it. I took that as a good omen. Musically .