This song finds Alison Goldfrapp singing about two male lovers that were brought together by war then separated, permanently. She told The Idolator
that it was inspired by a true story. "I found a letter on a website called Letters Of Note
," Goldfrapp explained. "It's basically a letter from a soldier to another soldier. They met in [World War II] and became lovers, and tragically one of them dies in battle. So they're not able to ever resume their love. This letter is written on the anniversary of the other's death, and it just moved me so much that it inspired the song."