Joe Mount sings of emotional weakness on this song as he promises, "we can try anything," before adding a caveat, "we can say will try anything." The Metronomy frontman admitted to Uncut magazine that he was laying himself bare with his lyrics on Love Letters. "I've always been quite aware of that and worried that people would take things the wrong way, I'll laugh," he said. "I realised you can kind of say what you want, and people will listen and not judge."
"I was travelling when I was writing," he added, "and the only stuff I felt I had the authority to write about was being away from people, mildly upsetting people by being unreliable."
Mount commented to NME: "I think it's in the same vein as 'Johnny and Mary' by Robert Palmer. I like songs like that where the vocal is just doing the same thing as an instrument."
"Kickstart My Heart" is about all the ways Motley Crue gets their blood flowing without drugs. It was inspired by their bass player Nikki Sixx, who claimed he had to be revived with a shot of adrenaline to the heart after an overdose.
"Piano Man" was inspired by Billy Joel's time playing at a piano bar in Los Angeles. The "real estate novelist" was a guy who always talked about writing a book, but spent all his spare time in the bar.
"Big Love" is a showcase song for Lindsey Buckingham and the first single from Fleetwood Mac's 1987 album Tango In The Night, but he left the group soon after the album was released and the band didn't perform it live until he returned 10 years later.