Telling us about this song, Nettles said: "I had written that at the time for my then-boyfriend. I was in my 20s at the time when I wrote that. And I loved that time of my life in writing, because I really used my writing as a purging, almost. The stage was a space for me, and the pen was a place for me to work out some of my own inner personal stuff. And obviously it still is, because I write from what I know, but what I knew then was much different than how I process it now.
But at the time, that was a song that I wrote for my then-boyfriend, because I felt like I was presenting myself in a way of 'what you see is what you get' – so don't be surprised when you get a really sassy basket. (laughing) Because this is just what you signed up for! And thinking about the words now – it's so funny that you bring this up, because, God, I haven't thought about that song in so long. But you know, 'what if I stopped, what if I quit, what if I just threw up my hands and walked out on this s--t.' It was definitely a message to him, for sure."
Nettles went on to explain that this relationship did not end here: it went on for years despite her warnings.