Berninger explained to Under the Radar
the meaning of the line, 'I know I was the 45% of then': "It was, I think, about not totally being there for somebody. It's probably about my wife, and I was gone so much. We've been together for 10 years, and a lot of that time I've been touring. It was probably shades of not being present enough as a father and a husband, and I think that's what that's about, when you're only halfway there. Or not even halfway. Luckily, my wife has been very patient with this band and me, and we've made it work. But I think I have a little bit of guilt about being so distant so often, because the band has swallowed so much of my life up - in a great way. I'm grateful for it, but there are other things that suffer. That was just a little bit of an acknowledgment of that and probably a bit of an apology."
Bertrand - Paris, France