In 2006, Healy took a step back from the role of Travis' core songwriter after the birth of his son, Clay. He explained to NME
that "he wanted to be the dad that I'd never had," so for the next 14 years Clay was his "sole focus and main project in the center of the table."
Back in late 2019, Clay told his father, "Papa, you should really go for it with the band this time - I know you haven't been pushing as hard as you could but I want you to do that now."
The lyrics to this song are about Healy re-adopting his role as Travis' main songwriter and relocating his creative drive. "It's about looking at yourself in the mirror and seeing the ghost of someone," he explained. "This reflection talks back to you and says, 'It's easier to be alive than hide under your pillow while your life is passing you by.'"