The Diamond Dogs
album is based on the novel 1984
by George Orwell. This song didn't make the cut, but was released in 1990 with the reissue of the album. The song is about a betrayal, similar to the theme of the novel. The Dodo is an extinct bird, and in this song the breed of human they claim to be is extinct, and they are now like everyone else, shown in the lyric, "brainwashing time." Another reference to the novel and "Big Brother" is the line, "Can you wipe your nose, my child, without them slotting into your file a photograph?"
Jessica - London, England