This dreamy tune finds Dre Babinski, who performs as Steady Holiday, examining her psyche, as she sings about "holding onto weakness only as a ploy." The song has a very literal inspiration though: it's about her fear of water.
"I'm not a strong swimmer and I'm extremely anxious around water," she said in her Songfacts interview
. "It also represents something that I very well could learn. It's something that can be learned, and yet I haven't in a very childlike way."
We hear this sentiment when she sings:In the shallow end
I never learned to swim
I'll get the courage one day
When I am faced down in open water