Josh, the mastermind and musician behind IWNBTS, had this to say about the lyrical meaning behind “Forces”:
Forces was one of the first songs I wrote musically on the new album a few years ago. At that time I was in a very different place. Recently when it came time to sit down and revisit the song with lyrics, I gave new life to it. Forces comes from a place where something once was. You still feel it around you, and it haunts you. While its hard to let it go, you don’t want that “ghost” anymore and you must make it disappear. Forever.
Basically a ghostly love story.