Vocalist Yannis Philippakis explained the song's meaning to NME: "It's to do with being 'me.' Being carnal, being base," he said. "There's a lot of self-delusion that goes along with being a human being where you believe that you are above your instinctual presets and you're above your genetics. You're evolved microbes and that's what we are. It's meant to be carnal, lustful and wrong and penitent at the same time."