Lambert told Rolling Stone that this is one of three songs on For Your Entertainment "that are really emotional, a little bit slower, softer." He added: "'Soaked' opens up with a real soft vocal, it's very tender, the lyrics are very vulnerable, then it goes into a soaring ballad-type feel. That was another example - we got the song from Muse, and I was s---ting myself, I couldn't believe it, I thought, 'This is incredible, I can't believe they're giving me a song.' I'm a huge fan, and it, too, like the rest of the three that I'm talking about, have this real retro feel to it, melodically and even in the style of the production, very Seventies, at times very Sixties, almost like a Shirley Bassey song mixed with a Queen record."
Lambert explained to MTV News why this track really resonated with him "I really related to the song, 'cause my interpretation of the lyrics is, it's kind of about getting wasted and having a one-night stand and that search for fulfillment of the void," he said. "And how sometimes it doesn't quite happen, but your soul will be OK. It's not the first time it has happened and how it can kind of be a vicious cycle."
Lambert added he could relate to that lonely experience. "Personally, for me, when I was singing, I was trying to put myself in that place... in a slightly darker time," he explained. "[I remembered] how empty that can feel, and I got through it OK, but it's a struggle. It sucks and you wake up the next morning [thinking], 'Ugh.' It's about that chase."