The song is actually an imaginary conversation between Dennis Lloyd and his girlfriend while she was away traveling. "There are the verses, where I said, 'I'm ready now,' - I was ready to have a serious relationship," he explained to ABC Radio
. "And the chorus is her singing, '[What if I left and it made no sense].'"
Lloyd added laughing, "Eventually, I was the one who left, and it made no sense. I don't think she likes the song anymore... and now it's everywhere!"