This was inspired by guitarist Danny Jones' father walking out on his mother in 2004. Jones hasn't seen his father since. He told the Mail On Sunday: "I hate thinking about it. My dad went off with another woman. It was a weak midlife crisis thing - he just left us. I think he's a prat and I'd never do what he did. In the end I had to pay him off. I don't want to see him again. I guess it could be the excuse for me to go off the rails. (Bass player) Dougie (Poynter) went through the same thing, but then, why would you want to get into drugs and become a hopeless excuse for a human being just because someone else is?"
The Isley Brother's song, "Contagious," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This meant that the band of brothers became the first group to score a Top 50 hit in six consecutive decades on the chart.
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.