This is the only Idles song where Talbot has written the lyrics first. He struggled to see where it would fit on Joy As An Act Of Resistance
because it was so personal, but after hearing the riff Idles guitarist Lee Kiernan came up with, he realized he wanted to share his pain with the world.
Talbot explained to NPR
: "I wanted to illuminate the importance of grieving parents' right to call themselves mothers and fathers."