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.'"