Matt Shultz created different fictional people to tell different parts of his marital breakdown story throughout the Social Cues
record. This song is told by a character that the singer describes as a "shy-eyed, soft-spoken murderer."
"He's perhaps a murderer of certain things," Shultz clarified to NME
. "I think I'd been watching a lot of murder documentaries and longform series. The thing you'll find is that a lot of these people are very relatable, which is scary in some regards and also humbling."