Ricky Wilson told the The Sun
October 17, 2008 that this reflection on the way some school children know nothing in class but are street smart can be misunderstood as an attack on Broken Britain. The Kaiser Chief vocalist explained: "Me and Nick (Hodgson, drums and co-writer) actually think of it as a celebration. The coolest kids don't necessarily have the best grades. I've always been slightly jealous of them. I was always trying to keep my head down at school and not get into trouble." He added: "I don't want people to think it's all about knife crime. It's not. We're not that political, we're more observant. In the same way, 'I Predict A Riot
' wasn't looking down on people who go out on Saturday night and have a good time."