This propulsive cut finds Marling turning into a sultry seductress as she openly admits to accepting temptation. Once I Was an Eagle
follows a central figure, who angrily shuns and love, and over the course of the album regains a "second naivety". The record was written in three tunings, which mark the basic changes in emotion. From the opening track
to this song there is a darker, more melancholic tone, whereas the second half has a more upbeat tenor.