As the lyrics helpfully point out, this song's title is an anagram of Ian Brown. He told Clash Magazine: "Yeah that's the anagram of my own name. It could of been 'Brain No', or it could have been 'Born Awi'... I like me anagrams (laughs). I was working with a kid called Peter Mescle who was DJ Mick and his real name is Peter Mescle and he said do you realise you name is 'Own Brain' and mine's 'Sample Elect'...so I was like let's do a tune called 'Own Brain', I wanted to do an album called 'Own Brain'. And then I thought 'My Way' was a bit cheeky."
The seemingly inoffensive song, "Deep In The Heart Of Texas," was banned by the BBC when it was released in 1942. They deemed the song too catchy, with authorities in wartime Britain concerned that factory workers would be distracted if they heard it during a shift.