Asked by Billboard
how his parents reacted to the song, Lightbody revealed that his mother originally responded more negatively to it than his father. He explained:
"My mom's been through a lot, and I don't really know how to write a song about my mom because she raised us. I don't really know how to put that into words. She kind of broke down and cried when she heard it. I think she didn't feel seen, which was a tough day. But she has a different relationship to the song now."