Written solely by Marina in August 2019, she explained to Vogue
she was inspired by the shifts in attitudes towards misogynism and homophobia. "The original idea for the song was to write a snapshot of how women and LGBTQ+ individuals have been subjugated and discriminated against throughout history going back to the Salem witch trials, where any person who was deemed abnormal or slightly alternative was singled out," Marina said. "Those kinds of patterns are still present in society. That's something inspiring to me and worth writing about."