Album: The Century of Self (2009)
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  • Frontman Conrad Keely revealed to The Skinny that this bombastic number "is the name of a book by MM Kaye about the Great Game – the power struggle between Russia and Great Britain during the time of the British Empire in India." He added: "I saw a lot of parallels, reading the book, about what's going on in Afghanistan now and how the Khyber Pass has always been a playground for war, ever since the time of Alexander the Great. The song is role-playing in a way, expressing the wistful feeling of trying to live your life past the place you were born, to try and reach a distant goal or dream, which the character in the book is doing."
  • This song features shouted counterpoint vocals from drummer Jason Reece.

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