This song deals with an abusive father. "The chorus of the song came from improvisation while we were writing the music. I took the notion of my lyrical idea and just wrote a story around it. The story is sort of self-explanatory. It's a household of abuse. The father is being sort of the monster of the family - he's either abusing the son or the mother. I'm not quite sure who, and that's deliberately left open. But it's happening everywhere behind closed doors, and a lot of people I've found that have heard the song have sort of reacted as if it was written for them.