Vocalist and songwriter Paul Smith (from Drowned In Sound): "This song is self-explanatory! It started out on an acoustic guitar when the demo was recorded but in LA it morphed into what I am terming 'robo-funk-pop.' Because I can."
In this song the protagonist is requesting to "go back to your house and finish the gin/In your disheveled room we're gonna wash ourselves in sin." The Independent May 8, 2009 asked Smith if this song reflects his current lifestyle. The singer let out a sheepish giggle and replied: "No, not so much. I was definitely involved in some, er, entanglements over the course of the last two records but I feel more calm and settled than I ever have. Where "Let's Get Clinical" is concerned, I'm not that kind of person, but I think everyone's got it in them."
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.