Jonathan Higgs explained the song's meaning to The Line Of Best Fit
. "It's written as a letter to someone who is close a person who's done something terrible," he said. "Basically, it's three times removed from the person who did the act themselves, and I'm talking to somebody - maybe their son has joined ISIS and is rejected from society or their wife has become a monster - about this feeling of not understanding why what is happening is happening, or how anybody could ever be driven to something terrible."
"I'm almost trying to comfort them... but there are also bits in the song that suggest that in the right situation anyone would do the same thing, and that's really very scary, but I think it's worth saying," Higgs continued. "It's something people won't consider for a second - that they could be one of these monsters if they were in different circumstances."