The band was nervous about the music video for this song because they had heard that Green Day was also releasing a video centered on war within the same time frame. Upon seeing the video, "Wake Me Up When September Ends" from American Idiot, the band was relieved to find out that their video focused on a much different aspect of war than Green Day's video had.
The title for this song was borrowed from an…
Said I'd lie in wait forever
If I died
We'd be together