Speaking to Mojo magazine August 2014, The The mainman Matt Johnson said this was the "most painful" Soul Mining track for him to listen to now. He explained: "I wanted this sense of sweltering heat, claustrophobia, emotional paranoia. The anxiety and insecurity of a new relationship. I think I got that."
"But the lyric 'cutting chunks from your heart and rubbing the meat from your eyes...,' that's really over the top," he continued. "I was a kid when I wrote that."
The song features cello played by Martin McCarrick, who would go on to be a member of Siouxsie and the Banshees from 1987 until 1995.