The lyrics were inspired by the love the newly married Guy Garvey has for his wife, the actress Rachel Stirling. Elbow's Craig Potter told Artist Direct
"That song came from a very natural place for him at the time. He's very much in love and he was… well, he's actually got married, so it was a very honest place. He sang it down, he had a lot of the verse lyrics, which were very, very romantic, and then we had some chorus chords which were very simple.
He just sang over and over again, and we all looked at each other and we were all thinking 'can we do this?' Because it came naturally to him, because there was nothing forced about it, and because it was exactly how he felt - a desperate 'fall in love with me' made a lot of sense for use.
It came from a really honest place, and I think the simple, romantic stuff is something that came throughout this album because of it."