This is a straight up pop-rock song. It felt great from the first time we played it together. It’s about not knowing if you’re making the right choices in life. Life is happening right now and if you’re not careful you could wish it away.
The song was first played live on 6 December 2006 at a warm-up concert at The Ice Factory nightclub in Perth, Scotland and first aired on radio on The Rock Show on BBC Radio 1, on 9 January 2007. B-sides “Scared of Lots of Everything” and “I’m Behind You” were first performed live on 16 December 2005 on the last night of Biffy’s four night run at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, a gig which showcased material that Biffy had written and recorded for the fourth album that at the time was due for release in the summer of 2006. The single was B-listed on the BBC Radio 1 playlist. The song reached #9 in the UK mid-week chart, and #13 in the UK singles chart; Biffy Clyro’s highest charting single at the time. It also reached #1 in the Scottish singles chart.
Artist Storm Thorgerson comments on the artwork
“Simon Neil, Biffy’s singer, had experienced a bereavement. We asked him to explain the music and he sent an email with three words: Anger, Grief and Sanity. The fire represented anger, the explosion of tears represented grief, and we chose to represent sanity by showing that people can live with their demons. The figure is content with bats and snakes and the black dog of despair. He looks quite happy.”