Rosanne Cash told Mojo
magazine the story of the song:
"I was thinking about trauma and loss, and I started to feel it would be an incredible burden to remember everything that happened to you in your life, though at the same time it is a comfort to think that it might be locked in some kind of psychic library somewhere. It turns out this was kind of prescient, given what's going on in this country with the Kavanaugh hearings
and the me too movement."