Loudon and Rufus have a complicated relationship and a long history of communicating with each other in their songs. Previous Wainwright III's tunes inspired by Rufus include, "Rufus is a Tit Man" (about his son breastfeeding) and the retrospective "A Father and a Son."
Rufus composed "Dinner At Eight
" after a row with his father over dinner.
In 2012 the pair collaborated on "The Days That We Die
" where they finally come to terms with each other, admitting that neither will ever change.