Yamagata explained the song's meaning to Artist Direct
: "I really loved that idea of the ironic sorrow of knowing yourself and getting through your own psychological challenges or hang-ups internally that may have had a lot to do with the destruction of a relationship. You're bringing something to the table that's influencing a relationship in a negative way, but it's more your own. The song is about getting to a place where you've finally got it sorted out and you're so excited. You're sorrowful though because it's too late and it had the effect on the relationship. On the one hand, you feel positive because you've sorted through your own stuff. On the other hand, who cares? None of it is worth anything because you've lost the one person you feel for so deeply. I've been through that. I've also watched that on the other side in a relationship thinking, 'God, if you could just sort this stuff out, we'd be so good.' I thought that was an interesting idea."