Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody explained this song to the Irish public broadcaster RTE: "Prosaic as it may sound, this song is about my house in Northern Ireland which is on Belfast Lough beside a little beach. There's something about being on a beach in winter time, no-one else is there, it's blowing a gale, raining sideways, and there's something redemptive about yelling into the wind."
The album title comes from a lyric in this tune. Lightbody explained to RTE: "The line in the song 'a hundred millions suns' just cried out to be the album title. It captures the vastness of the universe and us as tiny dots within it. And it expresses the big sound of the record and it puts it all into perspective."