Atkins told The Boot
that he feels the song's topic of lovers quarreling yet staying connected, "resonates with everybody." He added that we are all stubborn with "the ones closest to us" and "everybody argues and everybody disagrees."
Continuing on the theme of partners being obstinate, Atkins said he thought, "it's funny how that's a romantic song but it's about not giving in and being stubborn." However, "the thing behind 'Feet' is that the things that make you argue or disagree is the same hardheadedness that makes you stay. Ultimately, that's a better love song than, 'your hair spread all around, laying you down.'"
Atkins concluded that when he plays the song, "you can see couples holding each other and you see tears, and that's when you know you're hitting people."