Paul Weller wed backing singer Hannah Andrews in 2010; they've had three children together. He wrote this quietly furious track moments after they had a huge row. "Some songs you just have to get out there and say it," he told Mojo. "They fly out."
During the song, Weller faces up to his limitations.
I hate myself when it gets to this I'm just a coward when it comes to it And every time I try to reach I fail
Weller said there must be many men like him who wonder if they're a good father, a good partner, a good person. "People may think it's strange hearing me sing 'I've failed,'" he added, "but we all measure success differently."
This is one of two relationship songs on Fat Pop. The other, "Glad Times," is more about everyday married life.