Frontwoman Lacey Mosley told Artist Direct that the theme of this song is, "sometimes you go in one direction, you're sure it's right, and it's not (Laughs)."
Mosley explained to Artist Direct that one of the lyrics is a quote from the Old Testament. She said: "There's enough to make us sad out there. Ecclesiastes is like the most depressing book in the Bible. One of the lines in there is, 'All is vanity underneath the sun.' That line is in the bridge of 'Missing.'"
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.