This was featured in the movie Young Guns II, starring Emilio Estevez. According to an article in Entertainment Weekly, Bon Jovi wrote the song after borrowing a script from the movie from his friend Estevez. Jon showed up on the set in New Mexico with an acoustic guitar, and played the song for the film's screenwriter John Fusco. Bon Jovi played the song for Fusco, who loved it and put it in the movie.


In this song, the singer is determined to fight to his death, knowing he will be remembered for his bravery.