The Carpe Diem Songfacts reports that the original idea for the song came to guitarist / primary songwriter JB Brubaker when he was driving to his sister's house to meet her and his brother in law for dinner. He recalled to AntiMusic: “I was listening to The Hope Conspiracy 's album Death Knows Your Name and thinking how cool it'd be to play in a band like that. The thought of writing straight forward driving…
I've thrown away all of my outside distractions.
I'm diving headfirst to chase a dream
that I won't let go.
It's worthless- a waste of time. This goal is out of