The dark lyric stands in opposition to the buoyant music on this track: while Merchant is delivering lines like "A quiver in my voice as I cry, 'What a cold and a rainy day,'" the band is playing a chipper tune. "We liked to play toe-tapping music," bass player Steven Gustafson said in his Songfacts interview
. "Stuff you could dance to with a big beat. Her view of the world was sometimes in stark contrast to that joy we got from playing. It made us unique."