In Rutledge's interview with CBC's q
, he described this song as being about "the dark night of the soul." When we spoke with Rutledge
, we asked him to expand on that thought. "I truly believe that recovery requires some kind of stasis where you have to sit and internalize and lick your wounds and confront that darkness," he said. "The character says, 'I just want to be unsettled tonight,' and I think that's part of the healing process. The song really is about two people that are not good for one another, but there's really no anger in the song. 'You and I have never been made of the right stuff' – that's just it. It's not you, it's not me, it's us
. We're no good for one another together. It's not your fault. It's not my fault. So let's start the recovery. Let's start healing. I think that being hurt and recovering from that hurt is important in building character, so that's all somewhere in the song."