Frank Turner references his wild-child days of drink and drugs in his former band, Million Dead, on this uplifting rock song. "It's easy to romanticize but it was not a happy period in my life," he admitted to The Evening Standard.
Turner told Rolling Stone that the track is a poignant reflection on how quickly time slips away. "'Losing Days' is a song about getting older, about the way time used to creep by like a glacier but now it flows more like a river," he explained. "It also mentions me getting my first tattoo when I was 16, very much underage. I got a UKHC [hardcore scene] logo on my shoulder."
There was a rumor in the Soviet Union that The Beatles had secretly visited the U.S.S.R. and given a private concert for the children of top Communist party members. They believed the song "Back In The U.S.S.R." was written because of the concert. Actually, some fans still believe so.
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.