The Dead Ships frontman Devlin McCluskey wrote this song about his best friend, who killed himself after struggling to find meaningful work. He studied military history, but couldn't find a job in that field and ended up doing repetitive work in the pharmaceutical industry. A few months after moving out of his parents' home, he committed suicide.
The song reflects on the good times they shared and imagines him returning to life after he sorts out his issues:If things get too loud
and you're over it
you can come back to life
and return to the big quiet
In his Songfacts Interview
, McCluskey said there is some "positivity and light" in the song, which is what he goes for when he sings it.