Feist sings on this introspective track about building herself from the ground up: "The joke about dogs is that they feel every moment is an eternity. If they're lamenting, they've always been lamenting and they always will be," the singer explained to The Globe. "And when they're excited, they've always been excited. They forget they were just lamenting. I'm a little like that."
Ronnie Van Zant wrote the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic "Gimme Three Steps" after making the mistake of dancing with a girl whose boyfriend was in the bar and probably had a gun. He asked for a 3-step head start.