This haunting symbolic ballad, which evokes the chaos of conquest, draws on images from the biblical Book of Revelations.
The songs Harvey wrote for Let England Shake were motivated by the ongoing conflicts in the world and the singer told NME this tune, "is very much about modern-day Iraq."
The electronic track samples Niney the Observer's reggae classic "Blood & Fire." Harvey told NME: "Something about the feel of what he was saying felt akin to what I was trying to reach for. So when I came to actually making the music, it was natural to me to see in some way if that would fit with it."
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.