The band describe it as "our first big rock riff song. Tim made us swear we would never get any harder than this. Signaled our transition from innocent idealism to just all out physical rock".
The lyrics were written by singer Tim Taber, one of a handful of songs that he had sole lyric writing credits for. They encourage acceptance & love for people who (at the time it was released) may not be welcomed in the church, such as homosexuals, divorcees, and people who had abortions.