Tears For Fears' Roland Orzabal married Caroline Johnston in 1982. She developed alcohol-related dementia in the early 2010s and her husband spent five years as her caretaker before her death in 2017. Orzabal wrote "Please Be Happy" during his wife's illness. It was "inspired by watching someone you love sitting in a chair all day, not doing anything, not moving," he told The Irish Times
, "and when she does, she goes up the stairs with a glass of wine, and [the glass] crashes on the stairs."