Hughes told Musicradar.com
about the song's lyrical content: "Jason had played me the demo of this track. This was from when he was working with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones and the various singers that might have been part of something. Anyway, he played me this riff, and I said, 'Give it to me.' And he said, 'Give it to you?' And I said very emphatically, 'Yes, give it to me!' And he said, 'OK, then go write something that'll make me cry.'
And that's what I proceeded to do. This album is very dark lyrically. It's all about my death and what happens before it – it's super heavy. Jason is a very fine musician, and he understands that darkness. When he gave me the track and said, 'Go write something that'll make me cry,' he was saying, 'Write something that matters.'
When I hear something like that, I know I have to be fearless. I'm not singing about puppy love anymore, you know? I'm getting to the core. I'm singing about real s--t. I'm not writing lyrics to try to convince people I'm cool; I'm writing to f---ing tell them what the hell's going on. So let's not be frightened of it, let's embrace it, and let's just tell the truth."