Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars commented on this song to the Washington DC free newspaper Express : "I think it's the same idea that you're a little lost. I like the idea that when the singing is a little out of control you can't control really what you're doing or you can't control time or something. So it's the same the way I see it and sometimes the lyrics feel like it, or sometimes I just repeat a word because I like it so much. I think its just influences. Not to compare us, but I know Miles Davis would do this; he would just play one note that he loved for 10 minutes. As musicians, we really put ourselves into it."