The song tells the story of relationships that have failed due to mutual dishonesty.
The song was nominated for a Grammy award in January 1998 for best heavy metal performance.
Also, the song's closest competitor on the Billboard 200 of Hard rock was Metallica's "Bleeding Me" (1996-97).
A "Spanish" version of the song was used as a bonus track on the Latin American edition of Cryptic Writings and later on the international remaster of the album. However only the chorus is in Spanish. The song is otherwise identical to its album counterpart in verse. Mustaine would record a Spanish version of The World Needs A Hero song Promises a few years later, which also appeared on the Latin American version of its parent album.
The drum intro of the song is currently played right before kickoffs during each home game played by the Arizona State Sun Devils. This same intro is very similar to the Pittsburgh Penguins' entrance theme and is featured in the film " The Boys of Winter ".