Chester Bennington told Reuters that unlike other songs on A Thousand Suns this one is "uplifting right off the bat." He explained: "The punchline of the song is 'I'm holding on to what I haven't got,' and I think that everybody can relate to that. I believe that people have this idea of what they want their life to be like and they strive to achieve that idea as much as possible." (Source Waiting For The End Songfacts). .