This song was inspired by Robertson Davies's novel Rebel Angels
, "which is about God's female counterpart," explained Marling. "In the book she was this nagging figure, God's guilt, basically, keeping him on his toes, and I thought that was absolutely brilliant. So it's an homage to Sophia, and to the idea of the feminine divine — which comes up in 'The Beast
' too. And it's kind of two fingers up, and meant to be funny."