This song features descriptive, shocking lyrics about dead bodies in First World War trenches. Harvey told NME: "There are many collections of letters and writings and interviews with First World War survivors. That story built out of reading many different accounts and trying to put myself in the position of being a voyeur to that actually happening, and how would I relate that in song."
Bob Dylan's most popular song is "Like A Rolling Stone," which tells the story of a wealthy woman whose money and friends fall away. Dylan offers these mockingly encouraging words: "When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose."