Newman told Mojo magazine September 2008 that he'd always been interested in literary portrayals of heaven. He added: "The guy - me - however you want to make it - sounds right the whole way, somebody I could see. It's human, in that it dawns on him that the big thing about the whole fantastic thing that happens is that there is an afterlife. So he tells the guys (he's telling the story to) they should shape up too, then says, 'Let's go get a drink.'"
Lily Allen wrote "Something's Not Right" for the soundtrack of the Peter Pan prequel, Pan. The song was inspired by the heartache that Allen experienced after suffering a miscarriage when she was six months pregnant with her first child by husband Sam Cooper in 2010.