"Birth, School, Work, Death" was previously released on a vinyl 7" split single with The Blank Theory. The three originals, "No Fun", "President Forever", and "Cooler Heads", all started out as demos recorded during the sessions for Local H's previous album, Here Comes the Zoo. The demo versions were later featured on '99-'00 Demos, released in 2006.
It is generally, and incorrectly, assumed that "President Forever" was written with George W. Bush in mind, but the song was actually written by Scott Lucas in 1999, prior to Bush ever running for president. Lucas made note of this in the '99-'00 Demos liner notes, saying of the song: "THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is prescience."