• songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This song is about Everything Everything's distrust of the showbiz side of the music industry. As a band signed to a major label they feel discomforted by some of the things they've witnessed. Guitarist Alex Robertshaw explained to The Line Of Best Fit: "You're interested in it and, at the same time, you're confused by it. All these things... you want to see them but you don't necessarily want to be part of them."
    Frontman Jonathan Higgs added: "It sort of reads like a diatribe, it's a rant really, isn't it. It's a kind of attack on the X Factor world, really. It starts off talking about how you can be false and play the sob story and you can get what you want. Well done, now you're singing cover versions. But then it goes through the hangers-on and the yes men. It's a reaction against the darker side of the business we're in, what we've seen since becoming a band."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Fire On The StageSong Writing

When you have a song called "Fire," it's tempting to set one - these guys did.

Rickie Lee JonesSongwriter Interviews

Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.

Song Titles That Inspired MoviesSong Writing

Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.

How "A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss" Became Rock's Top ProverbSong Writing

How a country weeper and a blues number made "rolling stone" the most popular phrase in rock.

Narada Michael Walden - "Freeway of Love"They're Playing My Song

As a songwriter and producer, Narada had hits with Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Starship. But what song does he feel had the greatest impact on his career?

Corey HartSongwriter Interviews

The Canadian superstar talks about his sudden rise to fame, and tells the stories behind his hits "Sunglasses At Night," "Boy In The Box" and "Never Surrender."