Jayhawks frontman Gary Louris
explained the song's meaning to Relix
: "My songs have multiple meanings, but I knew it had something to do with my demons, addictions, so on and so forth - trying to get away from them. I kind of stay one step ahead of them."
He added: "It has a funny combination of movement and also slowing down, stopping and being in the moment. It's kind of a push and pull and tug. This is one of those songs where it feels like you're moving through the entire song, probably because you're trying to run away."