On this track from her third studio album, Canadian singer-songwriter Nikki Yanofsky compares her toxic partner to a vampire, singing, "Vampires will say anything just to step inside your door." Yanofsky talked more about the song in a 2020 Songfacts interview. "'Throwing Stones'" is about a power dynamic shifting in a relationship. Someone's after my self worth and wants to destroy my confidence. They take from me what they don't have themselves, gain it for a short time, but ultimately can't sustain it, so the cycle repeats. Hence the vampire metaphor."