This song is telling us we can achieve our dreams, no matter what others may think. Howard Jones
told us that "New Song" is his manifesto, and why he wanted to get in the music business and write songs to begin with. Said Jones: "I was working in the factory at the time - I was doing the gigs at night and I was working in the factory. And I wanted to say to people, 'You can. It is possible to do what you really want to do if you've got enough guts and determination. You can do what you're really good at in this life if you set your mind to it.' And so really that's what that song's about. It's about letting go of fear and seeing both sides of an argument and throwing off the things that hold you back mentally. So I always say it was my manifesto, and I've kind of stuck to that. It's a very positive song. And I went on to write a lot of very positive songs during my career."