Musically this is not a Hong Kong song at all. Guitarist Graham Coxon explained to NME
: "Before Damon went back and imbued himself with the city again, it didn't have any words, it just had phrases. None of the stuff, I did on the album was done to the words – the lyrics and vocals all came last. I wanted that song to be a sort of science fiction 'Greensleeves
,' so I was putting my energy into making it sound very English, but in a slightly off kilter way."