Joe Goddard (vocals, synthesizer and percussion) wrote most of this. Alexis Taylor (vocals, synthesizer, guitar, percussion, piano) commented to Pitchfork
that it is one of Goddard's "more private songs." He added: "It seems to partly be about his mother and wishing that she was alive to hear this song that he's singing. And I think Joe's words in the chorus relate to when you're feeling something that you really love is coming to an end, and saying that's not really possible. In terms of the music, I think Joe was quite influenced by a song that we both really like, 'That's Us/Wild Combination,' by Arthur Russell. But the eventual finished version developed into something a bit more Fleetwood Mac-y. For my part on that song, I was thinking about myself and my own cat and the mood he brings to my wife and I."