This song describes a relationship that has grown emotionally distant:Every time that I touch you
You feel so far away
Stabbing Westward lead singer Christopher Hall, who wrote the lyric, explained to Songfacts
: "That's a song where you're in it and you're looking across at your partner and realizing they're still there – on the surface nothing has changed – but you can't seem to actually reach out and touch them anymore. Some wall has been built between you and you can't figure out how to bridge that wall. I think that's something a lot of married people with kids can definitely associate with."