Big, scary, searing rock track. Nothing to do with Tony Blair and his New
Dawn for Britain, etc.
"Basically, it's about those times when you go out to a territory and
have to sell yourselves and sell your record. You can meet some very cool
people but, if you're pissed off or tired, it feels like a huge propaganda
machine and you feel like a politician - kissing babies, shaking hands..."
"We're not a political band, but we are all political people. One
of the first thigs I can remember is Margaret Thatcher coming to power, so
just the fact that it's changed is revelation enough. We had a hell of a
party that night."
"It was weird all those people going down to Downing Street to mob
Blair. He's definitely the first pop star PM."
"The first New Grave PM more like. He IS the New Seriousness."
"Where does that leave us then? Perhaps we're the Labour Party of
New Grave. New Radiohead, New Danger!"
Key Lyric: "When I go forwards, you go backwards, and somewhere we will meet..."
"This is about being liberated, this is about getting beyond the
dirge, they are all bullshitting, but I'm already laughing. On the other
side, I trust I can rely on your vote."