Alison Mosshart originally wrote this song about doomed love on acoustic guitar, before deciding she needed a piano player to play on it. Her Dead Weather bandmate, Dean Fertita, happened to be in town in LA so she invited him to come in. Mosshart recalled to Tonedeaf.com
:"He learned the song in the morning and by the afternoon we'd pretty much done it. We probably sang and played that song at the same time in different parts of the house about 20 times."
"It was a lot, we just kept doing it," she continued. "Creaky piano, footsteps… I think it's beautiful. It's the song everyone says should be another minute long, but I think it's great the way it is."