During this brooding track, Sampha sings about running away from something in what appears to be a dreamI see this lake formin'
I got lost astray
In this forest runnin' away
I slip up, I'm on the edge now
They see me, and I nearly
I nearly lose my grip, but you held on to me
And you shake me, and tell me that I'm okay
He explained to Genius
"The writing is not sensical. At the end of each verse, someone is waking me up. There is that comforting person, someone waking me up out of the dream. And it's more like the visual I imagined. The thing of being shaken or dragged. So as much as it is comforting, it is also like violent actions as well. It's more so how I see it.
I write things like a movie scene. I kind of see the camera angle, and there is someone sort of shaking me out - a birds eye view of my bed. So there is that thing of someone there to save you from yourself. Or to wake you up out of the dream. It's like a dog chasing its tail. You never really know where it ends."