The song starts with the lyric, "My computer thinks I'm gay. I threw that piece of junk away." Frontman Brian Molko commented to Kerrang! magazine, laughing: "What a ridiculous way to open a song, right. It's such an ear-catching lyric, but it walks a fine line. I knew it was so out-there and ridiculous, people would love or hate it. That seemed to embody the spirit of Placebo really well, so it presented me with a conundrum: 'Can I do this? Do I have the balls to do this?' So I tried to be courageous and remain so."
Molko added: "It actually happened to me one day. I don't know what I'd typed into Google, but my computer started advertising to me in a completely different way, and I just thought, 'Wow, my computer thinks I'm gay today.'"