This song finds Morrissey setting his sights on masculinity, equating men with soldiers, hockey jocks and meat eaters. Producer Joe Chiccarelli told Radio.com
: "My personal opinion is: there are a lot of stupid things that we do in the name of 'manhood.' I have to tell you, I remember when we cut that track and hearing those words for the first time, I almost cried. I thought, "No one has ever said this in such a bold way." I was blown away by that song."