Several years ago I was having a beer with an acquaintance in the Vittoria, a pub in Clifton, Bristol. At the time, his failing relationship meant he stood to lose an awful lot out of the spoils of their joint home being divided. It was a situation I could empathise with because I’d been through something similar a few years earlier. When I got home I composed the entire song on the piano. The person it’s addressed to is imaginary - somebody who would help to dispel the acrimony and difficulties such experiences bring.