Chris Martin told MTV News: "Well, this is supposed to be the theme of the album, really. We're aware of all the bad stuff in life, you know - i.e. Death and all his friends - but that doesn't mean you should ever give in to it, you know? So we all sing that bit together really loudly, as kind of a message to ourselves: never giving up and never focusing on the bad stuff too much." (Source Death and All His Friends Songfacts).
Includes hidden song The Escapist, "The Escapist" contains samples from Jon Hopkins' Light Through The Veins. .