Alessia Cara explained the song's meaning with MTV News. "I wanted to make it general, so it could be about anyone," she said. "It could be about your mom, your dad. It's kind of written as a love song, but you can interpret it in your own way, of course."
"It's basically about being willing to do anything for somebody," Cara continued. "It's like, let's run away from everyone else. Let's just go through it together and you'll never have to be alone because I'm here. Even if you're on the run, if you're running from your troubles, your fears, or other people. I'll be there."
"They'll never understand what we're going through," she added. "Using the word 'thieves' is playing off the whole 'Bonnie & Clyde' thing, the criminals. They'll never understand the honor that we have. I don't care what we do, as long as we're together."