This song is about the peculiar alchemy of producing a child. Death From Above 1979 drummer/vocalist Sebastien Grainger was inspired by the birth of his daughter.
"Having kids is a revelation to the person that is having the kid, and it's always novel and exciting and new," he explained in a Songfacts interview
. "That's what keeps the human project going: It's surprising and new and exciting to everybody."
He added: "Before my daughter was a person, when she was a concept and then a thing in progress when we were anticipating her. As a scientific pursuit, the idea of mixing your DNA with someone you've known for so long, going, 'Wait a second. We can mash our DNA together, and then make another person that is a combo of the both of us?' is magic, really. So, that song is an exploration of that. It's the exploration of the equation of making new people."