The song is about being violently assaulted and it made me crazy for a few years. I got really paranoid walking around at night and started feeling really unsafe.
Its more about empowering myself physically amongst a masculine power, and the hate of feeling powerless, making light of masculine physical power, making it jovial and non-threatening. I took a typically violent cultural situation and made it pop and happy.
“I am not a hippie! I’m just an emotional creature, but I am interested in being free and how you get there. I want to make people feel something good. It’s essential. You should lift people.”- Florence Welch