"This Is How It Feels" deals with an ex-boyfriend who is trying to make his way back into the life of his former girlfriend. He tries (and fails) to contact his ex-lover: "You keep calling my phone non-stop. Don't you know I won't pick it up?" The girl ignores his calls, in turn feeding her ex a taste of his own medicine, after all, he used to be the one that would ignore her calls: "This is how it feels. When you wait for a call that never comes." The girl has now moved on and wants nothing to do with the guy in question ("And now I've moved on by myself"), but he will not give up, prompting her to ask: "Do you only want me, 'cause you can't have me?"
The Veronicas wrote the song with the German songwriter, Toby Gad, while he was staying at the sisters' home in Los Angeles. Jess Origliasso told us
: "We were writing with a good friend of ours, Toby Gad, who's an incredible songwriter. He was camping out in our lounge room for two weeks and we wrote 'Untouched
' with him, 'This Is How it Feels,' a bunch of our songs from our second record."