This song finds Johnny Marr confronting the tragedies of teenage prostitution. He explained to NME: "Demesne Road is in Manchester and I used to find myself there when I was little. Later it became a place where people who worked on the street were. It's a story about a young person - and there's a lot of them in this country - who ends up having to make her money off the street, and so I gave her the name Demesne."
"The Night Chicago Died" was written and recorded by the British group Paper Lace. They talk about Al Capone in the song, but got a lot of details wrong - understandable since they wrote it based on gangster movies.