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."