Singer Rou Reynolds explained to Kerrang!: "This song is about conscience and how more and more oil companies are simply concerned with short-term profit and will pay scientists to speak out about climate change. When I first discovered that - which is pretty naive, I know - I couldn't believe it." (Source No Sleep Tonight Songfacts).
And I'm thinking what's the deal
With the facts that they conceal
But I'm thinking what's the harm
With a bit of rhetoric and charm