Like other tracks on the album, the upbeat music contrasts the dark lyrical content. "I knew that I wanted the music to offset the weight of the words," Harvey told Pitchfork
. "That was very important. I wanted the music to be full of energy and to be very uplifting and unifying, almost insightful in its creation of energy. It took me a long time to find out how to sing such words because to sing it in the wrong voice would have given it the wrong feeling-- maybe too self-important and dogmatic. I wanted the songs to be much more ambiguous than that. This was the way that the language was best moved from lip to ear."