Running 8:58, this song tells the heart-rending story of a woman who has lost her family. With the house now empty, she finds solace in the routine chores that keep her occupied - she even cooks meals for the people who are no longer there. In our interview with Steven Wilson
, he explained: "We don't all suffer that kind of loss in our lives, but I think we all have to an extent where we use routine - the daily grind, the Groundhog Day
thing, if you'd like - to sometimes ignore the bigger questions. 'What am I doing in my life? Am I happy? Am I happy at my job? Am I happy in my relationship? Is my life going where I want it to go?'"
The Porcupine Tree frontman added: "I'm no exception to that, so I have times where I also question, and I need to force myself to question those things, rather than just going through the everyday motions. So I suspect the idea came from a personal perspective. But at some point, it developed into this story of this very tragic figure - this housewife using her routine to ignore something that was almost too difficult for her to confront and to bear."