Shontelle told Sound-Savvy the story of the song "is basically I'm living the perfect nightmare. I'm living this life that's actually quite tragic where I have no right allowing someone to do this to me, but I'm so in love because of the way he makes me feel and so that's why I'm like "when will I wake up and scream no way". This is a nightmare. Something bad is happening to me but I'm enjoying it." (Source Perfect Nightmare Songfacts). .