Allan told The Sun
August 15, 2008: "The song came from seeing his mum in the paper and the parents of another murdered child. It was sending me crazy because it was so heartbreaking. You put yourself in the position. What if it was me? What if it was my mum? I would never want my mum to go through what that woman was going through and I was just expressing that in the song. It just came to me one day when I was playing Buddy Holly's 'Love Is Strange
.' I was singing that and so my song has a similar melody. I'll probably get sued now because I wanted the same sound."