I wrote this song after accidentally falling asleep with a candle burning really low. I woke up to a room full of haze, but couldn't figure out what was wrong until I rubbed my face and saw a streak of soot across my hand. The candle was burning low enough that the wick had just been slowly filling the room with smoke all night. My first thought was "scary/so dumb/no more candles." My second thought was "Finally getting over someone is a lot like spontaneously combusting in the middle of the night and waking up as a new version of yourself." :) I ran to the piano and started writing the first line.