Olly Alexander explained to Genius
how this song finds him reflecting on a past romance that went wrong.
"I was feeling some type of way about my ex-boyfriend. I keep running into these situations where I break up with someone, or the relationship ends, and then I have this extended period that seems to last forever, that seems like maybe we're gonna get back in each other's lives. Are we gonna get back together? You're sending me so many mixed messages. Why are you texting me at two in the morning? I had reached a point where that was at its zenith.
That's what I want to write about. A lot of songs on the album are reflecting on past relationships, but this one is kind of written from the perspective of having a fight with someone and being like, 'Look if this is over, you really need to just leave. Because this is too much for my fragile heart to handle.'"