The song title is the French word for "suburb." Vocalist Paul Smith explained to NME: "'Banlieuse' touches us on the pervading sense that all is not well. I find people from all across the social spectrum - whether it's the upper classes, the middle classes or the lower classes - are disaffected right now. It's like they're not in tune with society, they don't care, they don't belong. It's almost a nihilistic point of view."
Ronnie Van Zant wrote the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic "Gimme Three Steps" after making the mistake of dancing with a girl whose boyfriend was in the bar and probably had a gun. He asked for a 3-step head start.