The chorus has a particular personal meaning to Luke Steele as it is a tribute to a friend who died from cancer. However, the Empire of the Sun vocalist told ABC Radio
that the song can mean many different things, even for his band mate, Nick Littlemore.
"I think that's what's beautiful about the songs of Empire, they take on so many different meanings for everyone a different way," he said. "I think Nick would have a whole other story on what it means to him as well, but I think that's what's great, 'cause sometimes we jump and change between who writes what lines, but he basically orchestrates most of the lines."