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.
The lyrics for Lesley Gore's "It's My Party" were based on actual events relating to his daughter Judy's sweet 16 party. The teenager threw a tantrum and burst into tears when her mum and dad insisted that her grandparents had to be invited.