This song is a gentle look at addiction from the perspective of the addicts who are "bad to the ones they love." It's a topic familiar to the Baskery sisters of Stella, Greta and Sunniva Bondesson. In an interview with Sunniva
, she told Songfacts: "In every family, there's an abuse history. We're Swedish and having Finnish roots, so we do drink a lot in our family. I wanted to write a song that is beautiful and not just sad to these people who made this choice to drink instead of be with their families. That's how it can go, and I think that it's a very solitary thing."