This song finds Marling likening herself to the vengeful water nymph of German mythology, who cursed her unfaithful ex-lover to cease breathing if he should ever fall asleep again. "You live for the sea," she croons.
Genesis also reference the sea spirit of legend on their Selling England By The Pound track "Firth of Fifth. ("Undinal songs. Urge the sailors on. Till lured by sirens' cry.")