The song incorporates concepts and lyrics from several other The 1975 tracks, including the opening line of "Sex
," ("This is how it starts"), "Robbers
," ("You used to have a face straight out of a magazine") and "The City
The lyric "I feel as though I was deceived. I never found love in the city" is Healy's admittance that what he sang on "The City" hasn't come true now he's older and wiser. He explained to Rolling Stone
: "There's a knowing to this album in place of the naiveté of the first one. I think that's what I reference a lot. 'I never found love in the city.' 'You used to have a face straight out of a magazine.' There's a resignation to that hopeful naiveté in this record that replaces that. It's all about being the same guy. It's a world now. It's a community. It's a whole thing, the 1975. At least to us because we're in the middle of it."