In a 2020 interview with Songfacts
, Thomas spoke further about how personal lyrics can have a universal appeal: "I think everyone has things happening in their lives all the time. I find that even if something I'm personally going through is just happening to me, the way those things make you feel
is something most people can understand. Helpless, hopeful, angry, sad, elated, it's the residual emotion to the event that everyone is really relating to and attaching to their own lives."