The single version of this song was remixed by Steve Fitzmaurice and is not the same as the album release.
Ex Sex Pistols Steve Jones and Paul Cook and a 32-piece orchestra provide backing on this song.
In the video for this song, Ian Brown pays tribute to his own childhood hero Bruce Lee.
The former Stone Roses vocalist Brown told Uncut magazine that The World Is Yours was the most ambitious and political album he'd made so far: "I tried to make something that was beautiful and at the same time says the thoughts that are on everybody's mind: poverty, the Iraq war, street kids, the power of the churches, all the things that were wrong with the world. But I tried to make it beautiful at the same time."
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.