The song is the first single released from their fourth full-length studio album 10,000 Days. Debuting on April 17, 2006. The seven-minute song entered the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart at #2. It received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards. The song features a 5/4 riff and describes the vicarious thrill the public receives from living through others in the media eye.