Frontman Justin Pierre told Alternative Press that the genesis of this song harks back to 2007: "The original idea for this song came while we were recording Even If It Kills Me. I had a few lines for verses and part of the chorus, but I wasn't sure where it was going. There wasn't enough time to explore it back then, so we saved it for this record. I had this strange image in my head of two people sitting on the roof of a house at night in the fall, shivering slightly and silently together; their only comfort each other. I see this song as a melancholy anthem for those of us who really wish we were more than just a science experiment, but fear that that's probably not the case."