The song's title refers to the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who was the most talented musician. He traveled to the underworld to rescue his lover Eurydice, who'd suffered a fatal bite on her heel from a viper. After charming the creatures of death with music, Hades agreed Eurydice could return with him to earth on one condition: he should walk in front of her and not look back until they both had reached the upper world. On reaching the upper world, he couldn't wait any longer and fatally looked back at Eurydice who was behind him, forgetting that both needed to be above ground. She disappears for the second time, saying "goodbye", this time forever.
Bird also references Orpheus on another Break It Yourself track, "Fatal Shore."