The Tourist was written by Jonny, who, explains Thom, was in a beautiful square in France on a sunny day, and watching all theses American tourists being wheeled around, frantically trying to see everything in 10 minutes. Jonny was shocked at how these people could be in a place so beautiful and so special and not realize it because they weren't taking the time to just stop and look around.
Jonny: Thom didn't play a thing, he just listened. It's quite nervy, with a lot of space. It sounds like the last song on an album.
Thom: What do I think of Jonny's songwriting? Whenever I am tired, he is there and awake.