This song about a man who's made a deal with the devil was inspired by occult literature and movies, as well as by David Maclean (drummer and producer) and Tommy Grace (synthesizer)'s time composing music for a Royal Shakespeare Company production of John Webster's The White Devil. MacLean told The Independent: "Between us, certainly me, Jim and Tommy, we read a lot of occult, macabre books. I've been heavily into that stuff since I was a kid."
"Around the time of 'Found You' we were watching [Forties fantasy film] The Devil and Daniel Webster, a take on Faust. With a lot of these things, it's books, films and conversations that dictate direction in the studio that night. And with The White Devil, our heads had been in that gothic tragedy, so that seeped into our songwriting."