This song is about a guy who likes to keep to himself, which doesn't go over well with his girlfriend. He'd rather stay home and watch TV than head to the theater, and talking on the phone is a chore, filled with long, awkward silences.
According to Mike Barson, the song is semi-autobiographical. According to his girlfriend at the time, Kerstin Rodgers, it's spot on. "He's not intrinsically a sociable, chatty person," she said in a video feature
. "Men like to stay in their man cave, watch football and drink beer on their own, and women are trying to relate to them."