In our interview with Lisa Loeb
, she explained: "'Jake' is about a relationship where you feel like you're in a hole. And I actually expressed that through metaphors, but it sounds very literal. You know, I'm going as far as I can go away from here, away from you, Jake, and the hole you sucked me into. To me that seems like a direct through line. And it almost seems like a short story, because it starts, and when it's over, it's like you turn the page and you're done. The lyrics end and you turn the page, and it's over."