The song compares turbulent weather to how relationships can sometimes be. Shayna Leigh explained the use of weather imagery in the lyrics in her Songfacts interview
. "One of my favorite images in 'Typhoon' is in the first line of the chorus, 'You blew in stronger than a typhoon,'" she said. "I think love lends itself nicely to the weather comparison. It is unpredictable and uncontrollable and can sneak up on you. I love the idea of love barreling in and sort of wreaking havoc on your life, in good ways and sometimes in not so good ways. I think it's both unusual and expected. It makes so much sense, but we don't typically think of it that way."