Duffy in The Sun February 29, 2008: "That song is about losing somebody but not necessarily in a relationship. It's really about death, the cold silence that goes along with it and that feeling of fear when somebody suddenly disappears out of someone's life. I just wanted to create that atmosphere. I can't say that I've lost somebody that I've lived with so I didn't perhaps sing it from a personal perspective."
Duffy added in the same Sun interview: "I didn't want to make an album with every single song sounding the same. I remember Bernard (Butler) and Jimmy (Hogarth) probably thinking I was a lunatic, you know, because they were like 'What are you looking for?' We'd do one song and then I'd try and move as far away from that as possible. That's why I think you just get this real mix of emotions, of light and shade."
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.