Contrary to popular belief, this is not a allegory for heartbreak; it is quite literal.
The song is about the 1951 shipwreck of the FV Pelican at Montauk Point, New York, where 45 people lost their lives within a mile of the light house. Lacey says the song "touches on parts of life that I don’t talk about a lot, and it’s very maritime and nautical. I have grown up around water being from living on Long Island. Surfing, sailing, fishing, that's a huge part of my life apart from the band. It's definitely the most personal song on the album."
Leonardo - Connecticut