I was inspired to write this song by the sudden death of someone I knew. I had been shocked by the extraordinarily short amount of time that passed between the diagnosis of the condition and the passing, and also of the situation of the family left behind.
Shocked and saddened by these things, I imagined, as the deceased, not having the time to say what you would like to say to those you are leaving behind. And what would you say?
I wrote the song as the deceased person, trying to leave behind a message for those who love and will miss them.
I found that I had written the song and multitracked the instruments very quickly, but it was around a year until I could actually record my vocals, due to the emotion of the situation making it too difficult to hold my voice steady. Even then, I had to edit together the best bits of my vocals as I was nowhere near able to record in one take.