Marr explained to NME
that this song is, "specifically talking about property developers and those kinds of characters who are turning everything into a car park."
He added: "I just don't like these people treating this country like it's their resource – and everyone going along with it, aided and abetted by our governments over the last few years. So in a song like that. I just went with it, and rode with it."
Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi
," especially the lyric "They paved paradise and put up the parking lot" comes to mind as a similar poke at property developers. Most of Mitchell's song deals with environmental concerns.