In a Songfacts interview with Mike Rutherford
, he said of this song: "It started with that phrase. I just sang that line, 'She pours herself another cup of coffee' and on those chords. And once again that sums up the whole song really - the sadness of married life and the frustrations of a married life.
I like using everyday words like coffee. Squeeze are great at using very everyday words and I find it very attractive that way: 'another cup of coffee,' 'stare across the wall,' 'suitcases.' Everyday things give you a nice imagery."