James Blunt married Alexandrina "Sofia" Wellesley, the daughter of Lord and Lady John Henry Wellesley, on September 6, 2014. The singer appreciates that when he disappears on tour for 18 months at a time, Sofia is left on her own to cope with raising a young family. This song is an unfiltered expression of love to his wife when he is thousands of miles away.Without you on my body, I'm sorry, I'm sorry
I don't mean to be desperate or pretend that I'm not torn
But I don't want to let go of the things that keep me warm
Without you, I'm just cold
Blunt explained to Apple Music
: "The song talks about there being an ocean between us - in the physical sense whilst I'm away on tour, in America, or Asia, or Australia, or wherever. But the message is very warm. It says, 'Without you, I'm just cold.' There's definitely risks in saying such things, but the point of music is to be moved by it."