Much of Rag'n'Bone Man's lyrical content is downbeat but it's not always taken from his life. Sometimes he borrows from other people's troubles, such as for this tale of parental alienation. He explained to Q magazine:
"There's a lot of pain in there, but it's not always mine. Like, my mate told me one night when we were getting drunk that his missus had made it so he wasn't allowed to see his daughter any more. I was like, 'This is too deep to not write a song about it, and the next day I'd got 'No Mother.'"
The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??" was named in March 2009 the official Rock Song of Oklahoma. Four years later, Oklahoma's governor Mary Fallin pulled the tune as the state's official rock song in a move her office said had more to do with priorities than musical taste.