Bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire sees this slice of barbed Manics discontent as the last of a punkish trilogy that also includes "You Love Us
" (1992) and "The Masses Against The Classes
" (2000). "Let's Go To War has implications of the crisis of the working classes in it, but it's also referencing us as a band," he told NME
. "Let's have one last angry song, like 'The Masses Against The Classes' or 'You Love Us' that references are own desire to lay waste."