Jared Leto wrote this ballad in Berlin in 2007. Guitarist Tomo said: "It's dark and there's not much guitar on it, other than some acoustic in the beginning and a little bit in the chorus. Other than that, it's all keyboards. But that's cool. We just want to do what's right for the song."
According to the Hurricane Songfacts, on this song Jared Leto asks the question "Where is your God?" Other tracks on This Is War…
No matter how many times that you told me you wanted to leave
No matter how many breaths that you took you still couldn't breathe
No matter how many nights did you lie wide awake
to the sound of the poison rain