Satch's guitar is sassy and squawky on this gruff funk number, which features two bridge sections that are downright symphonic. Amid the grandeur, he lays down a pulverizing guitar solo. Simply smashing.
Joe Satriani says:
“The song is about winning at great loss. It’s from an old ancient story where a king said, ‘If we win another battle like that, it’ll be the death of us.‘
"It became a phrase that’s been handed down through the years, and I associated it with physical things that I do, where I’ve come to a conclusion of what I think is a victory and I'll go, ’Wow, that wasn’t without some sacrifice.’ But that's OK. Sometimes the best art needs you to shed some blood, you know? While cutting the song, the guys in the band helped me to not let up."