Fink told NME
that the song is a parallel to the 1973 South Dakota murder spree movie Badlands
. He added: "I wanted the record to start that way, with a melodramatic story of breaking free. We were in a café in September and Baz Luhrmann's 'Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
' came on and I hadn't heard it in a decade. There was one line which stood out, something like, 'Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who apply it. Advice is a form of nostalga, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past.' It was a very sweet lyric and I connected with it.
"It's about accepting that you and your parents have this link," he continued, "whatever your relationship is, that you're their creation and that you are a product of them. I think a part of accepting yourself is accepting your family and where you're from."