The Real Thing was recorded in the wake of Scott's divorce from artist and DJ Lyzel Williams. The album featured songs about the breakdown of a broken marriage. This track was described by Scott as "an ode to loneliness that can exist inside a marriage when you are staying in the marriage purely for the sake of staying in the marriage." (quote from the Daily Mail)
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.