Frontman Guy Garvey told the Manchester Evening News that this song, "is very simply about the morning after meeting somebody and falling in love." He added: "It's what's going through my mind while I'm on the streets of Manchester. It starts kissing her on the cheek as you leave her flat in the morning: 'I plant the kind of kiss that wouldn't wake a baby on the self same face that wouldn't let me sleep.' It's about not wanting to wake her up and going out into the world and noticing that everything is different. It's a very traditional love theme."
Garvey revisited this song's couple six years later on "This Blue World." He reflects during the Take Off and Landing of Everything track on how everything was leading up to their first kiss together.