Emily Saliers and Amy Ray
of the Indigo Girls write separately, and Saliers wrote this song. Says Saliers: "It's the first song I've ever written on ukulele, and I think sometimes the instrument you pick up can guide what kind of song comes out. I'm not going to write a rock song on ukulele, obviously, so the chord progression felt sweet, and I always have sort of like a collective pool of thought up there somewhere, or things that I've written down. And the chord progression just led me, for whatever reason, to just think about relationships, and using images of birds in the trees and what that portends, and the image of coffee growing cold in a cup to represent things growing stale or old or not vibrant. And then also explaining what happens, like over time how separation happens, but at the core of every strong relationship is the friendship and the love. When you strip everything away, all the complexities, that's what you have, and that's what I believe in. It's a song about personal struggle and relationship, and how you can make it work in the end, and just believing in the power of love despite the complexities of life that try to pull it apart."