This was one of two new tracks on Tears For Fears' 2017 greatest hits collection, Rule The World
(the other being "I Love You But I'm Lost
"). Most of the group's tunes were written by co-lead vocalist Roland Orzabal, but this one was penned by Curt Smith, the other half of the '80s New Wave duo. Smith told Billboard
the song is about "having to give up something that you are loath to give up, but only because of the history. Say if there's a marriage that was going horribly wrong but you invested 20 years in them, it's hard to give up. And so the chorus is 'Stay, don't stay, don't go.' So it's sort of more of a… I don't know, I guess a song about grief to some degree."