I think much like another song “Anti-Matter” (that's also on the same album as this song), this one is also is inspired by a horrifying van crash the band experienced on Nov 3, 2022. This, much like the other track, sounds like it's an extension what they shared while huddled in the wreckage, as they helped frontman Garrett Russell stem the bleeding from his head wound while he was under the temporary effects of a concussion. The track speaks of where the mind goes at the most desperate & desolate of times, when it just about slips away to all but disconnect itself, and the aftermath.
Stay on your side, and we'll stay on ours and though we were only four, our lives we lost. The Secret Nine and I, will stay with you tonight and we'll watch these tears dry. At least this way we'll never have a reason to say goodnight. As for me, I could leave the world with today in my eyes I saw no wrong, just the joy on your face when we finally said what we meant: Goodbye. and i wake up. will i ever be the same. understanding the sacrifice we made. so goodbye san francisco, if i'm ever going back i'll make my mind up this time.
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