Clint Lowery: “I was writing a couple of riffs at home, and I wanted a real straight-four kind of rock song. I thought it would be cool to keep it right down the center, something that presented itself well for vocals.
“We got this together pretty quickly. There was a session guy in the studio, so he played while we wrote the song out. Morgan was at his grandmother’s funeral when we put the track together, but when he came back, he sat down and knocked it right out.
“Lyrically, the song is pretty close to me. My father had passed away last May, and I felt like writing about how angry I felt, about being mad at God and the whole process of losing people. Death is supposed to be this natural thing that you have to accept, but it’s difficult. My dad was sick for a while, and I was making progress at building a connection with him even though he wasn’t mentally able to understand what was going on. It was getting better, our relationship... and then he died.
“Hearing Lajon use that line, ‘Black out the sun,’ made me really think about what I wanted to say. I’m not mad at God, but I am asking Him, ‘Why did you have to take my dad?’”