The song tells the story of a woman that Ryan came close to marrying before the Cribs got signed. During an interview with Chart Attack
the Cribs guitarist was asked how much the band think about lives that they almost lived, or could have lived? He replied: "Pretty much all the time. That's all I spend my time doing. I'm always melancholy, always thinking of things that may have happened or wanting to get back to different times of my life."