Paul Weller explained: "It's the song I play to the kids to make them fall asleep! (laughs). I dip in and out of all sorts of music. I don't see genres - you just listen to different things at different times. This was inspired by my interest in (French Composers) Eric Satie, Debussy and an English composer called William Walton."
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.