Travis frontman Fran Healy wrote this about his mom, who stayed with his abusive father for a long time before she finally left. "But I was always like, 'Why did you stay so long?' She just always said the same thing: 'He said, 'I'm so sorry, I'll never do it again.'' And then he did it again," he told Jaxsta
in 2020. "I always felt annoyed at my dad, but as I got older I started to realize, if you don't look at the root cause of things nothing ever gets fixed. Nothing ever gets sorted. My dad was like that because his dad beat the s--t out of him every day, even when he was a little boy. And so that was my dad's toolbox to deal with anything that was complicated or involved him trying to work stuff out or if he felt threatened."
He added: "People don't have the tools to get themselves out of [those situations] in their lives. You have to jump out of it, and she did."