Matt Berninger told Under the Radar
in 2013: "In truth, that song is very much—but not on an every line level—about my younger brother, Tom. He was very much in mind the whole time I was writing thoughts and lyrics for that song. It's about maybe feeling some guilt about having left somebody or abandoned somebody. Not that I felt so guilty. I left for college when my little brother was nine years old, and then we became reunited when he joined us on tour. He just finished making a film about that, and it's really good. It's called Mistaken for Strangers
. But we spent a lot of time together over the past couple years, and he lives with my wife and I still, actually. It has been a great thing, and it has also been a really toxic situation. But now we know each other as adults, and I think the song is a reflection on our relationship, and some of it is my guilt or feeling that he went in a different direction than I did. He's a brilliant, hilarious, happy man, but the spirit of the song is about him. The salt in the song, I couldn't say why I put that in there. It could be something like 'I should live in tears' or something. I don't know. It just felt good. Maybe I'm hiding some of my earnest emotion in that one behind a weird title."
Bertrand - Paris, France