Message of song:
“Fred E. for the World” wrote these lyrics about a childhood friend of his who committed suicide. I can't speak for him, but for me the message is in the chorus of the song: LIVE ON!
How it was written:
I had the music for the chorus years before the picking parts for the verse. Fred E. was inspired by my music to write awesome lyrics. Bryan does fantastic bass work throughout, as always!
The verse has two different parts that alternate according to the lyrics. The music for the chorus was definitely inspired by the arm-swinging power chords of Pete Townshend of The Who.