Structurally it moves through a sequence of three parts. I guess it’s thematic and each part relates to certain feelings.
The initial burst of ‘excitement’ in the song is followed by the ‘song’ itself. The lyric contains feeling of being unable to find any great joy in existence and wanting to be released, or reborn. It’s about the exhilaration of meeting someone who could save you from a point in your life where you seem to be faltering. The end reflects the realisation that this isn’t going to happen, and the failure of feelings of hope and expectation to come to fruition.
At its heart it’s a very poppy song, but it started to take on a laidback countryish vibe that I didn’t like. I think it was after talking to our old guitarist Dom and he suggested stripping a lot of the music away and having it quite keyboard dominated. The result is it’s quite a cold recording, more electronic than before, the acoustic guitar instead of dominating becomes a very percussive component and the cyclical moog motif played by Jake gives it a forward momentum akin to a lot of the German music that was on my mind at the time. I like the detached feel of the vocal, I think Jim did a good job on the vocal sound with that.