This is the third track on The Mohrs' debut album, Kings of Nowhere
. The band's frontwoman, Jackie Mohr
, revealed what inspired the song in her Songfacts interview. "When I think about 'Perfectly Sane' now, I think that it's about me more than anybody else," she said.
Mohr explained how a relationship that she was in at the time started to deplete her and made her feel less and less like herself: "Especially that chorus, when I reflect on me at that time and how unstable I was in all of it. Like, 'What would a perfectly sane person do? Wouldn't be caught dead with you' - I think I'm referring to myself, to be quite honest, which was an interesting thing for me to realize after reflecting."