"Wash Off" is an encouragement to take a break, shake off the cobwebs, and seize the day.Stop the clocks, pull up your socks
Go find a fountain to wash it off
Much of the lyrical content of the first half of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2
is about escaping both from imagined and real threats. This song follows on from "The Runner
," which is about persevering despite the troubles we are facing. Singer Yannis Philippakis explained to DIY magazine
that "Wash Off" alludes to "trying to find selfish reasons to keep on going and enjoy your life."