This is a song about folly. Plant told The Guardian, laughing: "I'm quite often singing about my error. I just don't quite ever get it right. But if I did, I'd probably be having a pipe and slippers and watching a box set of The Office, you know?"
The former Led Zep frontman added that he is still driven by a longing to do other things. "But at the same time I'm carrying fire, because it hurts. I'm scarring other people and scarring myself. But no matter how much scarring I do, or how much I run from circumstance, Wolverhampton Wanderers are still at home to Millwall on Saturday, you know? And when I finish talking to you, I shall be heading to play five-a-side back home with my friends, until the defibrillator turns up. You've got to carry on."